Close  

Smoke forces PAL plane back

/ 05:07 AM March 20, 2016

A PHILIPPINE Airlines plane carrying 254 people on a domestic flight  made an emergency landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) shortly after takeoff  after smoke was reported in the cockpit and cabin.

A report to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said the plane—with flight number PR 1857—had just departed Terminal 2 at 2:32 p.m. bound for Mactan, Cebu, yesterday when it declared the emergency and requested to land back in Manila.

ADVERTISEMENT

Eric Apolonio, CAAP spokesperson, said the aircraft was airborne for 10 minutes.

A Filipino journalist on board, Nestor Abrematea, said he and other passengers smelled smoke but did not see any in the cabin, adding that many got scared but did not panic when the pilot announced that the plane would head back to Manila for safety reasons.

FEATURED STORIES

The aircraft, with four pilots, nine crew members and 241 passengers, landed safely at the Naia at 2:42 p.m.

Apolonio said that after a check, the aircraft was cleared by the Manila International Airport Authority Fire Department.  Kristine Felisse Mangunay, with an AP report

TOPICS: Caap, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, Domestic Flight, Emergency Landing, Eric Apolonio, NAIA, pal, Philippine Airlines
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.