AirAsia plane with 159 aboard overshoots Philippine runway

Dec 30, 2014 6:47 AM by Cheryl Wengren

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine officials say an AirAsia Zest plane with 159 passengers and crew members overshot a runway in a central province today after landing in windy weather from Manila.

An official in charge of AirAsia Zest's operations says crew members activated an emergency slide to help passengers disembark safely from the Airbus A320-200. There've been no reports of injuries and the plane remains stuck on a grassy area near the runway's end.

Domestic carrier AirAsia Zest is partly owned by AirAsia Philippines.


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