Taiwan plane’s wheel rolls off Philippine runway, all safe

KALIBO, Philippines (AP) – Everyone on a Taiwan plane has disembarked safely after one of the plane’s wheels got stuck in the grass off a Philippine runway.

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio said all the 122 passengers and an unspecified number of crewmen were safe and the Far Eastern Air Transport plane was towed to the airport terminal in central Kalibo town for inspection.

Apolonio said the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft was manoeuvring at the end of the runway after touchdown when one of its wheels rolled onto the grass late on Wednesday.