PAF C-130 incident causes flight delays at NAIA


On Thursday, February 22nd, a Lockheed C-130T aircraft of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), bearing the tail number 5040, was involved in an incident at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), according to a flight advisory from the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA).

The military aircraft, which was delivered refurbished to PAF in 2016, was carrying 34 passengers and 7 crew members when it stalled on Taxiway C6, adjacent to the ramp of NAIA Terminal 1.

All individuals on board were promptly disembarked and transported to a nearby holding area via a ramp bus.

The PAF has yet to release an official statement regarding the incident, leaving the cause undisclosed and confidential.

The MIAA issued an advisory on Thursday afternoon indicating that the incident has resulted in several flight delays.

Aircraft stationed at Terminal 1 found themselves unable to push back and taxi due to the immobilized aircraft.

Despite the incident occurring on a taxiway, operations on both Runway 06/24 and Runway 13/31 were unaffected and continued as usual.

In response to the situation, the MIAA announced that recovery procedures for the removal of the disabled aircraft were jointly undertaken by the agency’s emergency and operations teams, along with the PAF.

As of 1:00 PM, the C-130 has been relocated to Remote Parking Bay 24 in NAIA Terminal 1.

Following the removal, mopping and clearing operations were conducted at the site of the incident to ensure the taxiway is free from any foreign object debris (FOD) that may have resulted from the incident.

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