Chaos in NAIA after Chinese plane lands on belly

Chaos in NAIA

Chaos in NAIA, Manila International Airport.

The first report reached us from The Aviation Herald on Aug 16th 2018 20:25 Zulu. This means Aug 17th 2018 o4:25 PST. The message says:

A Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration B-5498 performing flight MF-8667 from Xiamen (China) to Manila (Philippines) with 157 passengers and 8 crew, had gone around from low height on first final approach to Manila’s runway 24 due to weather, positioned for another approach and continued for a landing on runway 24 at 23:55L (15:55Z), but went off the left edge of the runway and came to a stop on soft ground with the left main gear collapsed and the left engine separated from the wing. The aircraft was evacuated via slides. No injuries are being reported, the aircraft however received substantial damage.

Manila Airport reported flight MF-8667 went off the runway at about 23:55 local time during a heavy downpour. All occupants of the aircraft are safe. Investigators from the CAA Philipinnes are already on site.

Chaos in NAIA because of closed runway

Diverted and cancelled flights to expect all day on Aug 17th 2018.

Chaos in NAIA

The main runway 06/24 in Manila is closed. Smaller planes up to Airbus 321 can land on Runway 13. Bigger planes are either diverted or do not fly at all. Above map shows the situation at 12 AM today.

Cancelled and diverted flights

Cancelled flights:

  • PR 453 MNL-GES 0715H
  • PR 454 GES-MNL 1215H
  • PR 1845 MNL-CEB 0655H
  • PR 1846 CEB-MNL 1010H
  • PR 432 MNL-TOKYO 1440H
  • CX 908 MNL-Hong Kong 0600H
  • CX 912 MNL – Hong Kong 0825H
  • CX 907 Hong Kong – MNL 0940H
  • CX 906 MNL- Hong Kong 1050H
  • CX 901 Hong Kong – MNL 1125H
  • CX 900 MNL – Hong Kong 1235H
  • 5J 272 MNL- Hong Kong 0600H
  • 5J 273 Hong Kong – MNL 1200H
  • 5J 5054 MN – Hong Kong 0615H
  • 5J 5055 NARITA – MNL 1720H
  • 5J 929 MNL-BANGKOK 0615H
  • 5J 930 Bangkok – MNL 1445H
  • 5J 110 MNL-Hong Kong 0735H
  • 5J 111 Hong Kong- MNL 1400H

Diverted Flights

Diverted to Cebu

  • PR 105 SAN FRANCISCO – MNL
  • PR 117 VANCOUVER – MNL

Diverted to Clark

  • PR 103 LOS ANGELES – MNL
  • PR 115 SAN FRANCISCO – MNL
  • PR 119 TORONTO – MNL

Diverted to Bangkok

  • PR 683 DAMMAM – MNL
  • PR 655 RIYADH – MNL

Diverted to Saigon

  • PR 657 ABU DHABI – MNL
  • PR 659 DUBAI – MNL

Affected Flights

As of 7:36 AM, the affected flights are:

  • ETIHAD AIRWAYS 421 MNL- ABU DHABI 2336H
  • SAUDIA AIRLINES 871 MNL – Jeddah 1810H
  • HONGKONG AIRLINES 781 HONG KONG-MNL 2300H

Please contact your airline. NAIA phone lines are all busy at this moment.

[GARD]

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