AirAsia plane with 159 aboard overshoots Philippine runway

AirAsia plane with 159 aboard overshoots Philippine runway

Philippine officials say an AirAsia Zest plane with 159 passengers and crew members overshot a runway in a central province after landing in windy weather from Manila.

Giovanni Hontomin, who is in charge of AirAsia Zest's operations, said crew members activated an emergency slide to help passengers disembark safely from the Airbus A320-200 today.

There were no immediate reports of injuries and the plane remained stuck on a grassy area near the runway's end.

The incident came after the crash of an AirAsia plane that disappeared over the Java Sea on Sunday on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board.

Bloated bodies and debris were seen floating in Indonesian waters today.
Domestic carrier AirAsia Zest is partly owned by AirAsia Philippines.

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