Cebu Pacific Air flight makes emergency landing at KKIA


KOTA KINABALU: A Cebu Pacific Air A320 Airbus had to make an emergency landing at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) here after a suspected problem to the aircraft’s engine late Wednesday (March 22).

It is believed the plane carrying 92 people comprising crew members and passengers, which took off from Cebu in the Philippines at 7.55pm, had encountered problems to its left engine during the flight.

The pilot then proceeded for an emergency landing at 10.22pm.

It is learnt that the plane was scheduled to land in Singapore the same night.

Sabah Fire and Rescue deputy director Farhan Sufyan Borhan said that they were informed of the incident from the airport’s fire department team at 9.49pm.

They had sent a team to assist the ground team as well.

All passengers and crew were in safe condition when the plane arrived at KKIA.

The operation at the airport ended at 10.29pm.

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