BREAKING Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 #MF8667 crash landed at Manila Airport

Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 crash landed at Manila Airport.

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  • UPDATE 6 The Boeing 737-800 was removed – runway 06/24 reopened.
  • UPDATE 5 The Boeing 737-800 is still not removed – runway closure extended up to 0500 Saturday local time.
  • UPDATE 4 New daylight pictures show Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 lost its left engine and main gear during crash landing.
  • UPDATE 3 Xiamen Airlines says all 165 passengers on-board the plane MF8667, which crash landed 23:55 local time in Manila airport, evacuated safely after the emergency incident. The airline says no injures have been reported.
  • UPDATE 2 According to preliminary reports, several passengers have been injured.
  • UPDATE 1 Some flights are diverted to Clark International Airport.
©Jan Quio Naraval c/o PPSG

Flight #MF8667 from Xiamen circled Manila for about one hour before aborting landing. On second attempt at 15:55 UTC, the Boeing 737-800 skidded off the runway 24.

The damages look to be serious as the left engine detached the wing of the Boeing 737-800 (reg. B-5498).

 

Weather conditions

  • Visibility: 4500 m
  • Few clouds at a height of 1800 ft, Cumulonimbus
  • Broken clouds at a height of 2000 ft

ATC during incident (file video of HKG)

Runway 13 is still open and Emergency evacuation on-going.

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