Taiwan Far Eastern Air flight veers off runway at Kalibo Airport, PHI

There were no injuries involved in the accident

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Far Eastern Air Transport flight at Songshan Airport

Far Eastern Air Transport flight at Songshan Airport (By Wikimedia Commons)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Wednesday, March 13, an accident occurred involving a Far Eastern Air Transport flight that arrived the Kalibo International Airport of the Philippines.

According to reports, at about 6:30 p.m. the wheels of the aircraft’s front landing gear left the pavement of the runway as the plane was taxiing to the terminal. This caused the plane, along with 121 passengers and seven crew members on board to lurch into the grassy area along the pavement.

Fortunately, there were no injuries, and the plane was quickly towed from the area. The accident blocked departing and arriving flights for approximately one and a half hours, reports Rappler.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident and the condition of the pilots involved. The Far Eastern aircraft, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83, is undergoing inspection to ensure it is fit for flight.

The plane was originally planned to make a return journey to Taipei Taoyuan International at 8:15 p.m Wednesday. Customers with bookings for that flight were delayed.