MANILA—Some Manila-bound flights were diverted to Clark International Airport after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a lightning alert in Metro Manila Wednesday.
The warning was issued to all aircrafts using runways 13-31 and 06-24 at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio said several flights were forced to land in Clark as precautionary measure.
Aircrafts and the airport are equipped with anti-lightning devices, but ground or ramp personnel may be affected by lightning strike.
The following flights are diverted to Clark:
- APG353 RPSP-RPLL landed RPLC 1025z
- PAL721 EGLL-RPLL landed RPLC 1052Z
- PAL113 KLAX-RPLL landed RPLC 1100z
- CEN954 RPMD-RPLL landed RPLC 1106z