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  1. AirAsia plane with 159 on board escapes tragedy in Philippines

AirAsia plane with 159 on board escapes tragedy in Philippines

An AirAsia flight bound for northeast Thailand was forced to turn back to the capital Bangkok...

By: | Manila | Updated: December 31, 2014 8:54 AM
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The incident came after the crash of AirAsia fight QZ8501 that disappeared over the Java Sea on Sunday.

Philippine officials say an AirAsia Zest plane with 159 passengers and crew members overshot a runway in a central province after landing in windy weather from Manila.

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An AirAsia passenger of plane FD3254 sits on the grassy portion of the runway after overshooting upon landing in windy weather at Kalibo airport. (AP)

Giovanni Hontomin, who is in charge of AirAsia Zest’s operations, said crew members activated an emergency slide to help passengers disembark safely from the Airbus A320-200 on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries and the plane remained stuck on a grassy area near the runway’s end.

The incident came after the crash of an AirAsia plane that disappeared over the Java Sea on Sunday on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board. Bloated bodies and debris were seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday. Domestic carrier AirAsia Zest is partly owned by AirAsia Philippines.

 

 

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