Iloilo airport to remain closed until 7 p.m., Sunday: civil aviation agency

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 14 2017 11:37 PM | Updated as of Oct 15 2017 12:08 AM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Saturday said the Iloilo International Airport will remain closed until 7 p.m. Sunday.

In its Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), CAAP said the closure was due to an incident Friday night when Cebu Pacific flight 5J 461 from Manila swerved to the left of runway 20 leading to a runway excursion.

"Runway clearing operations are in progress and additional aircraft-lifting equipment has been flown by an Air Force C-130 from Manila via Roxas airport," CAAP said.

All 180 passengers and six crew members of the plane are safe.