A Korean Air plane overshot the runway at the Mactan Cebu International Airport on Sunday night while landing in bad weather, temporarily suspending operations at the airport.
Flight number KE631, which flew from Incheon in South Korea, crash-landed onto a patch of grass, sustaining heavy damage on the nose and with its front underbelly scraped off.
No injuries from the 173 people — 11 crew members and 162 passengers — were reported. They exited the plane through emergency slides.
Korean Air confirmed in a statement that the passengers were escorted to three local hotels and an alternative flight was being arranged. It also said that the aircraft attempted to land twice before skidding off the runway on its third attempt.
“I would like to extend my sincere sentiments regarding the Korean Air Flight KE631 incident at Mactan-Cebu International Airport on October 23, 2022,” Korean Air President Keehong Woo said, and added that the company was conducting a thorough investigation of the incident.