Dozens of flights cancelled after plane crash landed in Philippines

By Linsey McNeill
24/10/2022
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Dozens of flights to and from Cebu have been cancelled after a plane crash landed in the Philippines.

The A333 had aborted two earlier attempts to land due to poor visibility.

Photographs circulating on social media show the Korean Air jet resting on its nose at the end of the runway last night.

Passengers were evacuated via emergency slides, according to the AirLive blog.

However, there are no injuries reported among the 162 passengers and 11 crew onboard.

In a statement, Korean Air said: “Flight #KE631 departing from Incheon International Airport on 10/24 headed to Cebu Airport in the Philippines had an accident that diverted the runway due to worsening weather during landing at Cebu Airport. Korean Air is investigating the casualties and the exact cause of the accident. We will provide additional information regarding the confirmation.”

The flight from Seoul in South Korea landed at 23:08, around an hour late. Images from Flightradar 24 show that it circled multiple times before touching down.

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Domestic and international flights to and from Cebu today have been cancelled. Philippine Airlines alone has cancelled more than 50 domestic flights in an out of the normally busy airport.

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