Saudia plane overshoots NAIA runway


Posted at Aug 05 2014 09:27 PM | Updated as of Aug 06 2014 08:25 AM

MANILA (UPDATED) - A Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) passenger aircraft got stuck at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on Tuesday night after it overshot the runway, an aviation official said.

The Saudia Flight 871 bound for Riyadh was about to take off when the incident happened, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Deputy Director Rodante Joya said.

This resulted in the plane's front wheel getting stuck in the mud.

Fire and rescue teams had to lift it out and tow it away, said airport spokeswoman Jen Franco.

Joya said the bad weather may have caused the pilot to miscalculate the take-off.

None of the 298 passengers on the Boeing 747-400 plane were hurt.

However, it caused a delay in at least 11 flights at NAIA, airport officials said - reports from Henry Atuelan, dzMM; Agence France-Presse