13 NAIA-bound flights diverted to Clark


Posted at Oct 09 2012 02:06 PM | Updated as of Oct 09 2012 11:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Thirteen flights bound for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila were diverted to Clark International Airport in Pampanga on Tuesday due to an equipment problem.

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) spokesperson Connie Bungag said NAIA's very high frequency omni-range (VOR), which aids airplanes in landing, failed at around 11 a.m.

The malfunctioning equipment was repaired an hour later.

Bungag said the affected flights consist of four international flights and nine domestic flights.

The four diverted international flights were from Asiana Airlines, Thai Airways, China Southern Airlines and Philippine Airlines.

Meanwhile, two domestic flights of Philippine Airlines, five of Cebu Pacific, and two of AirPhil Express were diverted. - report from Henry Atuelan, dzMM