PASSENGERS on an AirAsia flight landing in the Philippines have been forced to use emergency exit slides after the aircraft overshot the runway amid bad weather.
AirAsia Zest flight Z2272 was flying from Manila to Kalibo, in the central Philippines, with 159 passengers and crew members on board. No one was hurt in the incident.
"AirAsia Philippines confirms flight Z2272 from Manila skidded off the Kalibo International Airport runway at 5.43pm (8.43pm AEDT) upon landing," AirAsia said in a statement on Tuesday night.
"All 153 passengers and crew were able to disembark safely, no injuries reported. All passengers are now at a hotel assisted by AirAsia staff."
Giovanni Hontomin, who is in charge of AirAsia Zest's operations, said crew members activated an emergency slide to help passengers disembark safely from the Airbus A320-200.
Airasia plane overshot runway at kalibo pic.twitter.com/6E4hWUJbS0— Jet Damazo-Santos (@jetdsantos) December 30, 2014
Shoe-less AirAsia flight attendants on the windy, cold tarmac in Kalibo. Can't wear heels when sliding down. pic.twitter.com/PZNTXgLirc— Jet Damazo-Santos (@jetdsantos) December 30, 2014
Ok hearing lots of complaints from passengers on other AirAsia flights cancelled today that theyve been given no food, water, accommodation— Jet Damazo-Santos (@jetdsantos) December 30, 2014