Wheels of cargo plane collapse on landing at NAIA | Inquirer News
Close  

Wheels of cargo plane collapse on landing at NAIA

By: - Reporter / @santostinaINQ
/ 06:26 PM May 19, 2012

[wpgmappity id=”139″]

MANILA, Philippines—A light-cargo plane carrying live fish from Busuanga Island in Palawan  made a rough landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Saturday morning, but no one was hurt and no flights were disrupted.

ADVERTISEMENT

Joseph Agustin, Manila International Airport Authority’s safety division officer, said the Piper single-engine aircraft’s landing gear collapsed as it touched down on Runway 13 around 9:45 a.m.

“Its nose gear suddenly retracted while the plane was taxiing toward  the general aviation area, forcing the plane’s nose to hit the runway,” Agustin said.

FEATURED STORIES

The pilot of the fish cargo aircraft, operated by CM Aero, was unhurt and was forced to leave the aircraft in the middle of the runway.

MIAA’s fire, medical and safety teams responded to the accident and immediately worked on removing the disabled aircraft from the runway.

Agustin said no flights were affected by the incident as it only took airport personnel 20 minutes to clear the aircraft from the runway.

An investigation team from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ Aircraft Accident Investigation Board is now inspecting the aircraft to determine the cause of the accident.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Accident, Civil Aviation
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.