November 13, 2011
|Fire and rescue personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport spray a light cargo plane with chemical foam to prevent the plane from bursting into flames after its landing gear malfunctioned yesterday. RUDY SANTOS|
The Piper cargo plane was loaded with live marine cargo when it touches down at runway 06 but landing wheels collapsed, forcing it to land on its belly and slide along the runway.
Joseph Agustin, chief of the Manila International Airport Authority’s ground operations and safety division.
The landing accident at the airport causes flight diversions and delay after the airport was closed for 45 minutes for emergency protocol and clearing of runway.
The plane was piloted by Jun Sanchez and Joramel Bautista.