Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cebu Pacific Airplane Stuck On Manila Airport Runway

An airplane of Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific got stuck in the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Wednesday morning, delaying or cancelling domestic and international flights.

Candice Lyog, spokesperson for Cebu Pacific, said the A320 aircraft was on its way to General Santos, in southern Philippines, when its rear left wheel sank about five-inches deep into a still soft asphalt portion of the runway.

Lyog said the plane was scheduled to leave Manila at 7:00 am and was just waiting for its turn to take off at the time of the incident.

At least 161 passengers bound for General Santos and 156 passengers bound for Manila will not be able to fly on Wednesday, as Iyog said the flight would be rescheduled on Thursday.

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