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BREAKING: Xiamen Airlines' Boeing 737 crash-lands at NAIA in Manila

©Jan Quio Naraval c/o PPSG

UPDATE 18:43 UTC According to preliminary reports, several passengers have been injured.
UPDATE 18:30 UTC Some flights are diverted to Clark International Airport.

Flight #MF8667 from Xiamen circled Manila for about one hour before aborting landing. On second attempt at 15:55 UTC, the Boeing 737-800 skidded off the runway 24.

A Xiamen Airlines jet has crashed while landing at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport, CGTN reported.

According to the Chinese news agency, the Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 skidded off the runway during landing, causing one of the plane's engines to detach from the wing. The flight reportedly involved in the incident is CXA8667.

According to the Aviation Safety Network, the incident occurred as the jet attempted to land amid thunderstorms.

The Xiamen Airlines plane was at the conclusion of a two-and-a-half-hour flight from the southern Chinese city of Xiamen when the incident reportedly took place.

Tracking data provided by FlightAware.com indicates the crew attempted to land 15 minutes before the incident but decided to abort and try again.

CGTN also reports that the airport's runways are still operational.

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