Tigerair Philippines incident temporarily shuts Kalibo airport

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A Tigerair Philippines Airbus A320 became stuck near the runway while departing on a flight to Singapore on 26 August, leading to the temporary closure of the airport.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) says that the A320, registered as RP-C5319, was due to depart from Kalibo at 08:20. However, the aircraft's nosewheel became stuck while the aircraft was making a 180° turn at the end of runway 05.

The CAAP adds that the airport was closed until 14:00 local time while the aircraft was moved away. At least 12 flights at the airport were disrupted by the closure.

An investigation into the incident is being led by the country's Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board.