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Chinese plane still stuck; runway closure extended until 7 p.m.

/ 04:37 PM August 17, 2018

The left engine of Boeing passenger plane from China, a Xiamen Air, sits several meters away on the grassy portion of the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. All the passengers and crew of Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were safe and were taken to an airport terminal, where they were given blankets and food before being taken to a hotel. AP PHOTO/Bullit Marquez

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) extended the closure of a runway where a Chinese plane veered off in a muddy field until 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

Naia announced this second extension after Xiamen Air flight MF8667 overshot the 06/24 runway of the airport. It earlier extended the closure until only 4:00 p.m.

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“All options are being considered to recover the aircraft more expeditiously so flight operations at the Naia international runway can resume,” Naia said in a Facebook post.

READ: Xiamen Air jet stuck at NAIA runway; flights canceled, diverted

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In a press conference, airport authorities said the rain-soaked grassy area hampered their recovery operations of the plane.

Naia announced the following flights were canceled as of 1:20 p.m.:

NAIA Terminal 1

Etihad Airways flight EY 421 (MNL-ABU DHABI)

Saudi Airlines flight SV 871 (MNL-JEDDAH)

Hongkong Airlines flight HX 781 (HONG KONG-MNL)

China Airlines flight CI 711 (KHH – MNL)

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China Airlines flight CI 712 (MNL – KHH)

NAIA Terminal 2

Philippine Airlines

?PR 453 MNL-GES 0715H

PR 454 GES-MNL 1215H

PR 1845 MNL-CEB 0655H

PR 1846 CEB-MNL 1010H

PR 432 MNL-NRT 1440H

PR 408 MNL – KIX 1355H

PR 438 MNL – NAGOYA 1355H

2P 2959 MNL – CDO 0715H

PR 300 MNL-HKG 0755H

PR 301 HKG-MNL 1330H

PR 422 MNL-HND 1330H

PR 421 HND-MNL 0825H

PR 507 MNL-SIN 0955H

PR 508 SIN-MNL 1830H

PR 418 MNL-PUS 1955H

PR 419 PUS-MNL 2345H

PR 1466 MNL-ICN 2345H

PR 467 ICN-MNL 1110H

PR 730 MNL-BKK 0945H

PR 731 BKK-MNL 1800H

Tigerair

TR 306 MNL-HKG 1435H

TR 307 HKG-MNL 2015H?

NAIA Terminal 3

Cathay Pacific

CX 908 MNL-Hong Kong 0600H

CX 912 MNL – Hong Kong 0825H

CX 906 MNL- Hong Kong 1050H

CX 907 Hong Kong – MNL 0940H

Cebu Pacific

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

5J 112 MNL-Hong Kong

5J 113 Hong Kong-MNL

5J 014 MNL-Dubai

5J 115 Dubai-MNL

5J 805 MNL-SIN 1330H

5J 806 SIN-MNL 2330H

5J 188 Manila-Incheon

5J 187 Incheon-Manila

5J 487 Manila-Bacolod

5J 488 Bacolod-Manila?

The following flights have also been diverted according to NAIA:

Philippine Airlines

PR 105 SAN FRANCISCO – MNL – DIVERTED TO CEBU

PR 103 LOS ANGELES – MNL – DIVERTED TO CLARK

PR 117 VANCOUVER – MNL – DIVERTED TO CEBU

PR 115 SAN FRANCISCO – MNL – DIVERTED TO CLARK

PR 119 TORONTO – MNL – DIVERTED TO CLARK

PR 655 RUH – MNL – DIVERTED TO BKK

PR 657 AUH – MNL – DIVERTED TO SAIGON

PR 683 DMM – MNL – DIVERTED TO BKK

Cebu Pacific

5J 187 Seoul Incheon – MNL – DIVERTED TO CLARK

5J 804 SIN – MNL – DIVERTED TO CLARK

Meanwhile, the following flights have been reinstated as of 1:20 p.m.

Cathay Pacific

CX 900 MNL – Hong Kong 1235H

CX 901 Hong Kong – MNL 1125H

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