“We had a slight incident. Flight DGO24 was taxiing when it encountered cross wind shear that caused the aircraft to veer off the runway," he told GMANews.TV.
No one was hurt as the passengers were all off the terminal when the incident occurred, he said.
Zapanta said he does not see the incident to affect SEAIR’s business.
“It (wind shear) is a natural phenomenon. There was wind crossing. The aircraft is ok," he said.
Also known as wind gradient, a wind shear affects air speed during landing and taking off.
Last July, SEAIR’s Dornier 328 had a flat tire while taxiing to the Caticlan ramp after a smooth landing.
While Caticlan airport authorities said it was a minor incident, the facility was temporarily closed down while SEAIR technicians replaced the aircraft’s tires.
SEAIR flies to Boracay direct via Caticlan. - Ruby Anne Rubio, GMANews.TV
08/23/2009 | 08:18 PM
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