May 22, 2024

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Vietjet  plane makes unscheduled landing at Laoag Airport

By Justine Rich Talusan

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said a commercial plane carrying 207 passengers and seven crew members yesterday made an unscheduled but safe landing at the Laoag International Airport in Ilocos Norte.

According to CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio, no passenger and crew members were hurt.

Airport personnel immediately extended assistance to the affected passengers.

 Apolonio said the Vietjet was on its way to Vietnam from South Korea City when it encountered technical problem.

“The pilot did not declare an emergency. He informed the tower of difficulty due to a technical problem. No engine failure was reported,” said Apolonio.

The passengers were brought to an airport lounge to wait for a replacement aircraft that will bring them to Vietnman.