MANILA — Passengers were stranded after a tire of AirAsia plane deflated in Tagbilaran Airport in Bohol Sunday, ABS-CBN reported.
Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesperson Eric Apolinario stated the AirAsia A320 plane with flight number EZD351 suffered from a flat tire as it was landing in Tagbilaran Airport.
CAAP then released a notice to airmen, which temporarily prohibits big airplanes from landing in the airport.
Due to the size of the runway, CAAP had to prohibit bigger airplanes from landing while repairs on the AirAsia plane is ongoing.
The notice is effective from 11 a.m., up to around 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, AirAsia suffered another blow as one of its flights from Indonesia to Singapore disappeared on Sunday morning.
Reports claim that the Air Traffic Control lost contact with the aircraft after it deviated course to avoid bad weather. The flight from Surabaya Indonesia to Singapore is a two-hour flight, however the air route was experiencing ‘severe bad weather’ with heavy thunderstorms.
The flight was due to land in Singapore at 8:30am local time (00:30 GMT) and was listed as delayed.
AirAsia has confirmed in a statement that the plane has gone missing.
The aircraft involved is an Airbus A320-216 registered as PK-AXC.