Plane overshoots Siargao runway

Rodge Cultura, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 27 2018 07:03 PM

DEL CARMEN, Siargao - A passenger aircraft from Manila overshot the runway as it landed at the Sayak airport here around noon Tuesday, an airport official said.

Airport manager Ronald Mercado confirmed the report but refused to give further details about the incident. No one was reported hurt.

In a statement, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said all 73 passengers were safe and were brought to the airport terminal.

"CAAP suspended landing and takeoff until the said aircraft (registry number RP-C3855) was towed at 3 p.m. at the airport parking bay. Return flight to Manila was likewise cancelled," it said.

Investigators have been dispatched to probe the incident, it added.

Initial investigation revealed that the incident was due to a bird strike. 
Two dead birds were later found at the airport runway.