Korean Air plane makes emergency landing at Mactan-Cebu International Airport

A Korean Air aircraft made an emergency landing at Mactan Cebu International Airport

A 1998 Korean Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration HL7525, operating flight KE631 from Seoul, South Korea to Cebu City, Philippines, went around twice after approaching runway 22 at Cebu Airport, then climbed again to 1 500 meters to begin the descent about 55 minutes after the first and about 42 minutes after the second circle over the airfield. As a result, the airbus overshot the end of the runway at a speed of about 150 km per hour on the ground and stopped only 360 meters after the end of the runway near the airport perimeter fence.

No injuries were reported. The airliner suffered significant damage, including the destruction of the bow, damage to the lower part of the nose and the penetration of debris into the cockpit.

It is reported that the cause of the incident Airbus A330-300 of Korean Air at Mactan International Airport Cebu in the Philippines was a bad weather and minimal visibility in the area late Sunday evening.

The airline said it was investigating the incident, without providing any further details. The representative of the press service could not immediately confirm whether any injuries were recorded among passengers or crew members.

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