Piper crash landed at NAIA

Crews safe

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
A Piper Aztec plane (RP-C281) serial number 27-8054014, of Royal Air Charter Service Inc. crash landed at the main runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia)  Saturday, causing several flight delays at the airport. No one suffered injuries.

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.

"The nose landing gear retracted after a few seconds from landing", NAIA Terminal 1 manager Alvin Candelaria said.
"The plane skidded 100 meters before stopping in the middle of the runway, causing 13 international and domestic flights to be delayed until the plane was towed away." says 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.

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