Plane overshoots landing strip on Balesin Island, 68 passengers and 7 crew members shaken but relatively unharmed

Thankfully, everyone is safe.

Arnell Ozaeta of ABS-CBN News Southern Tagalog (via ABS-CBNNews.com) reports that a chartered plane overshot the landing strip of the Balesin Island Club report on Saturday morning, October 19. Balesin Island is  located east of Mauban, Quezon, beside Polillo Islands. It takes 30 minutes by plane from Manila. Alphaland Corporation operates the resort.

 

The report noted: "John Andrews, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), said a Magnum Air BAE-146-200 (SkyJet) with 68 passengers and 7 crew was about to land when the pilot, Capt. Maximo Rosales, miscalculated the island’s runway and plunged around 200 meters away from the airstrip’s end."

 

The report went on to reveal that "no one among the passengers, including RCBC chairwoman Helen Yuchengco-Dee and RCBC President Lorenzo Tan, was seriously injured."

 

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