Updated January 3 to 30
MANILA, Philippines – A Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane was forced to stop at a runway at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday night after crashing onto an uneven surface, temporarily halting airport operations.
According to Michelle Arcega, Naia's public relations assistant, the obstruction caused the temporary closure of lane 13-31 at 6:40 p.m.
Meanwhile, Cielo Villaluna, corporate communications manager for PAL, told INQUIRER.net in a text message that flight PR353, which is a flight from Macao to Manila, landed at 18h38. on the NAIA runway.
But as he was crossing a fast-exit taxiway, one of the plane's tires hit an "uneven track surface."
Arcega said that the closing of the runway delayed the following flights:
- PG 624 Bangkok-Manila
- PR 182 Davao Manila
- 5J 654 Tacloban-Manila
- 5J 648 Puerta Princesa-Manila
- 5J 330 Legazpi-Manila
The track was reopened at 19:20. after the plane was cleared by a tow truck.
Arcega added that the interrupted flights had already landed safely on their respective tracks. / atm
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