Thursday, August 19, 2010

PAL Plane Under Lands at KIA

A Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane Flight No. 321 under landed the Runway while landing at the Kalibo International Airport (KIA). It descended few meters before the end of the north end of the runway.

The incident happened at around 9:49 Tuesday morning, August 17 which caused damages to KIA wooden perimeter fence, highway shoulder, and marker, Engr. Alfredo Nebiar, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Kalibo officer-on-duty reported.

It also injured two persons who were on-board a tricycle traveling along the Jaime Cardinal Sin highway at the time of the incident. They were inflicted by the plane blast, the report added.

The unidentified victims were admitted at the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbukon Memorial Hospital, Kalibo, Aklan. It is not clear whether the PAL management will shoulder their hospitalization expenses.

The pilot of the plane decided to return to Manila, its airport of origin where it made a safe landing. According to Nebiar, in spite of the incident, the operation at the KIA remains normal. /MP

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