AirAsia Airbus A320 stuck in mud after overshooting Philippine runway

December 30, 2014 1:37 PM

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AirAsia Airbus A320 stuck in mud after overshooting Philippine runway

An AirAsia Zest plane carrying 159 people overshot the runway and got stuck in a muddy field at an international airport in the central Philippines after landing from Manila in windy weather Tuesday, officials said. There were no reports of injuries.

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 before nightfall, Giovanni Hontomin, who is in charge of AirAsia Zest's operations, said by phone.

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