Flights Cancelled As Chinese Passenger Plane Crash-Lands At NAIA

2 min. read By Cloey Mangali on

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s (NAIA) Terminal 1 closed down Thursday evening (August 17) after a passenger plane skidded and crashed on the international runway .

As of this writing, Xiamen Airlines Flight MF8667 remains stranded adjacent to the main runway of NAIA.

What happened? 

The Boeing 737-800 skidded off and crash-landed on to the side of NAIA’s main runway as it attempted to land during Thursday night’s inclement weather. This was the flight’s second attempt to land.

The crash caused one of the plane’s engines to detach from the wing.  Airline crew were quick to respond, immediately executing an emergency evacuation. No injuries and no casualties were reported.

Investigations are underway to find out as to what caused the crash. NAIA’s international runway will be closed until further notice.

(Read: Department Of Transport Sees NAIA Closing In 10 Years)

Flight cancellations and rerouting

Here are the flights that were affected by the cancellation:

Terminal 1
Airline Flight
China Airlines CI 711 KHH – MNL 0910H
CI 712 MNL – KHH 1000H
Etihad Airways EY 421 MNL- ABU DHABI 2336H
Hongkong Airlines HX 781 HONG KONG-MNL 2300H
Saudia Airlines SV 871 MNL – Jeddah 1810H
Terminal 2
Philippines Airlines PR 432 MNL-TOKYO 1440H
PR 453 MNL-GES 0715H
PR 454 GES-MNL 1215H
PR 1845 MNL-CEB 0655H
PR 1846 CEB-MNL 1010H
Terminal 3

Cathay Pacific

CX 900 MNL – Hong Kong 1235H
CX 901 Hong Kong – MNL 1125H
CX 906 MNL- Hong Kong 1050H
CX 907 Hong Kong – MNL 0940H
CX 908 MNL – Hong Kong 0600H
CX 912 MNL – Hong Kong 0825H

Cebu Pacific

5J 110 MNL-Hong Kong 0735H
5J 111 Hong Kong- MNL 1400H
5J 272 MNL- Hong Kong 0600H
5J 273 Hong Kong – MNL 1200H
5J 805 MNL-SIN 1330H
5J 896 SIN-MNL 2330H
5J 929 MNL-BANGKOK 0615H
5J 930 Bangkok – MNL 1445H
5J 5054 MN – Hong Kong 0615H
5J 5055 NARITA – MNL 1720H

While some flights have been canceled, other flights have been redirected.

Flight Redirected To:
PR 105 San Francisco – MNL DIVERTED TO CEBU
PR 115 San Francisco – MNL DIVERTED TO CLARK

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The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reminded the passengers of the affected flights to coordinate with their respective airlines for further announcements.

Passengers may also call NAIA helpdesk for other information at the numbers listed below:

  • NAIA Hotline – 877 11 11
  • NAIA Terminal 1 – 877 11 09 loc 765 and 2852
  • NAIA Terminal 2 – 877 11 09 loc 2880 or 2882
  • NAIA Terminal 3 – 877 78 88 loc 8144 and 8146
  • NAIA Terminal 4 – 877 11 09 loc 4226


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Cloey Mangali

Cloey Mangali Cloey was a dentistry student before she found her true calling. After writing digital content for several publications, she now churns out financial advice and lifestyle pieces on eCompareMo. She is also a certified travel junkie, novel geek, and sports enthusiast.