Plane stalls in NAIA runway; 7 passengers, 2 crew safe

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Manila, Philippines – All the seven passengers and two crew members of a chartered flight that stalled on the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday were reported safe, the Manila International Airport Authority said.

No other flights were affected when a King Air plane stalled on Runway 13/31 at 10:05 a.m. and was extracted at around 10:43.

MIAA said the runway reopened at 10:48 a.m.

The incident happened during take off, and the flight was bound for Catarman in Samar province, the Philippine News Agency reported quoting MIAA.

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesman Eric Apolonio said the agency is currently investigating the incident.

Responding to the incident were the MIAA medical team and Rescue and Firefighting Division, Airport Grounds Operation and Safety Division (AGOSD) and airport security.

MIAA said investigators from CAAP’s Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board were also there.

The AGOSD, meanwhile, conducted clearing operations and looked for possible debris before reopening the runway.