On 16 August just before midnight (UTC +8), a Xiamen Air Boeing 737 (B-5498) flying from Xiamen to Manila suffered from a runway excursion upon landing at Manila. First flight MF8667 was holding Northeast of the airport due to adverse weather conditions (storms and heavy rain was reported), the pilots decided to go around on the first approach. On the second approach, however, the aircraft skidded off runway 24/06. The left engine got detached from the wing, and an emergency evacuation was initiated.
Operations on runway 24/06 have been suspended. Runway 13/31 is the only runway that is operational, yet for narrow-body aircraft only. Xiamen Air announced on social media that 157 passengers and 8 crew members evacuated safely after the emergency incident. The airline confirmed that no injured passengers have been reported.
Update (17 August 2018): Huge disruptions continue at Manila Airport, all flights operated by a wide-body aircraft have been cancelled, as they can only use runway 24/06, which is still closed.
A passenger uploaded this movie to Weibo:
A Weibo user uploaded a video showing Xiamen Aielines MF8667 runway excursion moment at Manila Airport. pic.twitter.com/DtGj2WRstU
— ChinaAviationReview (@ChinaAvReview) August 16, 2018
Weather satellite images at 23:50 (UTC +8)
— Aviation Safety Net (@AviationSafety) August 16, 2018
PHOTOS: First floodlit images of Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 B-5498 after its runway excursion at Manila on Thursday evening. Images confirm detachment of port engine. #MF8667 | Photos via @luisitosantos03 pic.twitter.com/PjjcZqbRFX
— Airport Webcams (@AirportWebcams) August 16, 2018
Daylight images and video
Photo Credits: Mark-Leoven Meliton c/o Philippine Plane Spotters Group pic.twitter.com/wyOwgx4I6q
— Reymar Rebote (@reymar_rebote) August 17, 2018
🇵🇭 L’aéroport de Manille est toujours fermé suite à la violente sortie de piste du Boeing 737 de Xiamen Airlines.
L’appareil s’est posé en pleine tempête & a perdu son réacteur gauche lors de l’impact. pic.twitter.com/pa8q9g6gNe
— air plus news (@airplusnews) August 17, 2018