Chinese plane skids off Manila runway in downpour

July 19, 2020 0 By JohnValbyNation

A plane from China skidded off a runway at Manila’s airport while landing in a downpour near midnight then got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off before its 157 passengers and eight crew scrambled out through an emergency slide.

Only a few passengers sustained bruises but all those aboard Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were safe and were taken to an airport terminal, where they were given blankets and food before being taken to a hotel, airport general manager Ed Monreal told a news conference.

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The Boeing 737 from China’s coastal city of Xiamen appeared to have "bounced" in a hard landing then veered off the runway shortly after and rolled toward a rain-soaked grassy area with its lights off, officials said.

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