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AirAsia Plane Gets Stuck in Mud After Overshooting Runway

By    |   Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 09:48 AM

There were no reports of injuries after an AirAsia flight carrying 159 people overshot a runway in the central Philippines and got stuck in a muddy field on Tuesday.

The Associated Press reported Giovanni Hontomin of AirAsia operations as saying crew members launched emergency slides to help passengers disembark from the Airbus A320-200 after it skidded off the runway in the resort town of Kalibo in Aklan province.

The accident came after an AirAsia plane crashed into the Java Sea on Sunday during a flight from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board. Bloated bodies and debris were seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday.

Initial reports indicated that three of the plane's tires got stuck in the mud, said Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio. He said the busy airport would be closed to air traffic until the stalled aircraft, which likely sustained some damage, is towed away from near the runway's end.

A tropical storm has set off landslides and flash floods in the southern and central Philippines, leaving at least 31 people dead and seven missing, officials said Tuesday.

Kalibo town, 217 miles south of Manila, is a busy gateway to the Boracay beach resort, a popular tourist destination.


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