MIAA cites ‘seeming miscalculation’ in Saudia plane that veered off NAIA runway | Inquirer News

MIAA cites ‘seeming miscalculation’ in Saudia plane that veered off NAIA runway

By: - Reporter / @BPinlacINQ
/ 12:13 PM June 21, 2022

Officers from the Manila International Airport Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines inspect the Boeing 777-300 aircraft of Saudia Airlines after it veered off the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo credit: Ninoy Aquino International Airport MIAA (Facebook)

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said there may have been a miscalculation during the landing of the Saudia Airlines plane that veered off the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) runway on Monday.

“Seemingly, there was a miscalculation. Based on the situation, it could be related to a miscalculation because it veered to the right, but it’s not the final result yet,” MIAA General Manager Eddie Monreal told INQUIRER.net over the phone on Tuesday.


The initial assessment has yet to be confirmed since the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is still investigating the incident.


“That should still be validated by the investigative unit of CAAP,” Monreal further said.

On Monday afternoon, a Boeing 777-368 aircraft from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia veered off the NAIA runway as it landed in Manila.

MIAA, in its incident report, said six of the plane’s right landing gears overshot onto the grassy area of the taxiway’s end portion.

It assured, however, that all of the flight’s 420 passengers and crew were unharmed during the landing.

According to MIAA’s media affairs division, no other flights at the airport were cancelled or diverted after the incident. However, the plane’s turnaround flight back to Riyadh was rescheduled from Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning since the aircraft needed to be thoroughly checked before taking off again.



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