Plane wheel gets stuck in grass; no casualties
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.
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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