Flights Cancelled As Chinese Passenger Plane Crash-Lands At NAIA2 min. read
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.
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.
Flight cancellations and rerouting
Here are the flights that were affected by the cancellation:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
|PR 103 Los Angeles – MNL||DIVERTED TO CLARK|
|PR 105 San Francisco – MNL||DIVERTED TO CEBU|
|PR 115 San Francisco – MNL||DIVERTED TO CLARK|
|PR 117 Vancouver – MNL||DIVERTED TO CEBU|
|PR 119 Toronto – MNL||DIVERTED TO CLARK|
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