Z2 Miscalculates Kalibo Airport

Skids off runway

20 December 2014

A Zest Air Asia Airbus 320 plane (RP-C8988) bound for Busan carrying 137 passengers and 7 crew on board skidded off the runway at Kalibo International Airport Thursday afternoon after its front tires rolled into soft ground as the pilot tries to maneuver the aircraft for u-turn in preparation for take-off , the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said.

The incident which occurred at around 3:15 p.m caused the temporary closure of Kalibo aiport delaying six flights in an out of the airport.  There were no injuries reported as the aircraft was towed back to the tarmac.

CAAP Deputy Director General John Andrews said the plane will not be allowed to proceed to Busan, and its pilot and crew are automatically grounded. Passengers however will be permitted to fly home on another aircraft of Zest Air Asia.

Meanwhile CAAP is sending investigation team to Kalibo to check on the airworthiness of the aircraft and investigate the crew as well as secure data from the flight data recorder.


  1. Sa sobrang busy ng KLO, hindi lubos maiisip kung bakit hindi ang runway nasasama sa mga priority na i-develop para maiwasan na ang mga ganitong pangyayari. Bakit ba kasi hindi ginagawan ng taxiway ang mga busy airports sa Pilipinas gaya ng KLO? Para wala ng U-turn.

  2. This isn't the first time. They need to widen that end of the runway and create a turn around area so aircraft can better make the 180 turn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=PwdFBzO2ZQo#t=104.

  3. naku..another grounds for failure ito sa FAA lalo pa ung shooting incident sa NAIA T3...anyways dapat nag idevelop ung KLO..kmi nga sa Iloilo nagtaka kng bakit na postponed ung project for expansion ng Iloilo International Airport na accdg sa CAAP data overcapacity na ung airport..hmmp!..gobyerno talaga!.

  4. I agree. Why your aviation news is not updated. No news on Cebu Pacific and PAL. Are you aware that the inaugural flight of Ceb Pac to Dubai, the airplane was grounded for several hours. Many passengers were stranded.