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Plane wheel gets stuck in grass; no casualties

/ 05:02 AM March 15, 2019

KALIBO, AKLAN— All 122 passengers and an unspecified number of crew members of a Taiwanese plane whose wheel got stuck in the grass off a runway here had embarked safely,  Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesperson Eric Apolonio said on Thursday.

Apolonio said the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft was maneuvering at the end of the runway after touchdown when one of its wheels rolled onto the grass late Wednesday.

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The Far Eastern Air Transport plane was towed to the airport terminal in central Kalibo town for inspection, and the airport, a gateway to the popular Boracay beach island, reopened after more than an hour.  —AP

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