Second Zest Airways MA60 accident raises more questions


There has been another accident involving a Zest Airways MA60 (similar to the one above) in the Philippines. This morning, one of the China-made aircraft overshot the runway while trying to land at Caticlan airport and ended up in a canal. Luckily, nobody was hurt in the incident.

It is still not clear what caused the incident and we still do not have any photos from the airport. Investigators from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines are on their way to the airport, which has been shut indefinitely.

By sheer coincidence, another MA60 operated by Zest crashed at Caticlan in January. The airline, however, clearly has confidence in the aircraft type and ordered another six MA60s last week. Good luck to them.

The accident raises questions about air safety in the Philippines once again, and the authorities certainly need to do more to allay the worries.


2 Responses to Second Zest Airways MA60 accident raises more questions

  1. AD 26 June, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    In my opinion these incidents happen due to the pilots. I flew Zest in Dec 08/Jan 09 and also April/May 09 to Caticlan. In Dec 08 the pilot came in too fast and had to pop back up quickly. If he would not have done this I am sure we would have ended up in the mud..overshoot the runway like this latest incident. In April on landing the plane landed almost completely sideways and a very hard landing. the landing was so hard that all the passengers were scared.

    I will never fly Zest again.

  2. Bob Slob 26 June, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    There must be a reason why they have the cheapest flights. I have flown them a few times but I have to agree with AD. Never again.

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