Korean Air A330 crashes on landing in Cebu

A Korean Air Airbus A330 has crashed on landing in bad weather at Mactan-Cebu airport in the Philippines.

The aircraft, with 173 people on board, was attempting to land for the third time at the airport as rain and high winds were affecting the area.

After landing the aircraft over ran the runway crashing through lighting poles and coming to rest in then permitter fence.

A spokesperson for Korean Air said: “Passengers have been escorted to three local hotels and an alternative flight is being arranged,” adding “We are currently identifying the cause of the incident.”

Flight KE361 was operating a scheduled flight from Seoul to Cebu.

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