AirAsia Plane Overshoots Runway in Philippines


Just as life seemed to go downhill for Malaysia Airlines after its plane went missing last spring (remember, a second Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down in Ukraine a couple months later), AirAsia is now experiencing a run of horrific luck.

Hours after debris was spotted in the Java Sea believed to belong to missing flight QZ8501, which went missing late Saturday night, an AirAsia plane from Manila overshot its runway while landing in Kalibo, Philippines Tuesday morning, forcing passengers to evacuate via inflatable slide.

Journalist Jet Damazo Santos was aboard the flight and reported that crew had indicated the accident occurred due to bad weather. (A storm is the likely culprit in the crash of QZ8501 as well.)

“There was some turbulence but we didn’t expect that landing,” Santos told NBC News. “I didn’t even realize we overshot the runway until we saw grass outside the window.”

She livetweeted the aftermath:

Per the airline, nobody was injured.

[h/t NBC News]

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