Hassle! Cebu-bound flights canceled after Korean Air plane overshoots airport runway

Flights to and from Cebu have been canceled Monday (October 24) after a Korean Air plane overshot the runway while landing.

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) said in a statement that Korean Air flight KE631 shot past the runway as it tried to land at 11:11 p.m. of Sunday, October 23.

The plane came from Incheon, South Korea and tried to land amid heavy rains, causing the slip.

“The incident has necessitated the temporary closure of the MCIA runway to allow for the safe removal of the aircraft. For now, all international and domestic flights to and from MCIA are canceled until further notice,” it said.

“Passengers with flights to and from MCIA are advised to coordinate with their respective airlines first before proceeding to the airport,” authorities added.

Photos released by media showed the plane’s nose had been skinned from skidding through the grass.

The airport said all 162 passengers and 11 crew aboard the A330 aircraft have been evacuated and that no one was hurt.