PICTURE: PAL A320 overshoots runway in southern Philippines

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Source: Flightglobal.com
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A Philippine Airlines (PAL) Airbus A320 overshot a runway on landing in the southern Philippine city of Butuan this morning (26 October), resulting in minor injuries and reportedly slight damage to the aircraft.

The aircraft was operating a domestic flight from the Philippine capital Manila to Butuan, which is in the southern province of Mindanao.

 
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A spokesman says from Manila that “there were some reported injuries” in the 06:25 overrun but all are minor. On board were 148 passengers and six crew.

 
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He is not able to confirm whether there is damage to the aircraft but reports from the scene say damage is minimal. The spokesman says the aircraft is registered as RP-C3224, which according to Flight’s ACAS database has a serial number of 753 and was built in 1997.

 
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The owner of the CFM International CFM56-powered A320 is listed as Premier Aircraft Leasing.

Weather conditions were reportedly good at the time of the overrun.