The passengers and crew travelling on flight MF8667 from Xiamen were evacuated from the plane and were given food and blankets before being transferred to an airport hotel.
Thousands were stranded at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Friday, August 17, after a plane mishap that prompted the temporary closure of the runway.
"We think that when (it) landed, the plane swerved to the left and veered off the runway", said Monreal, who expressed relief that a disaster had been avoided.
Boeing delivered the aircraft to Xiamen Air in 2010, and it had accumulated 26,500 hours and 14,900 cycles as of May, according to Flightglobal, a news and information website on the aviation and aerospace industries. The emergency crew of the airport ground staff had initiated the evacuation of passengers.
"Investigators from the CAAP Aircraft Accident Investigating Bureau is already on site to determine the cause of the accident", MIAA said. After rounding over the airport for almost an hour, the plane attempted landing at 15:55 UTC, when the accident was reported.
TV footage showed the plane slightly tilting to the left, its left badly damaged wing touching the ground and its landing wheels not readily visible as emergency personnel, many in orange overalls, examined and surrounded the aircraft.
A Xiamen Air representative, Lin Hua Gun, said the airline will send another plane to Manila to resume the flight.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport authorities have extended the closure of the runway until Friday evening, causing dozens of flights to be cancelled.
The @AirportWebcams account, which monitors airports worldwide, said the aircraft "appears to have suffered a runway excursion on landing after a period of holding and a missed approach".
A total of 133 flights were canceled in all 4 terminals while 10 were diverted to Clark, Cebu, Bangkok in Thailand, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
The weather has improved but sporadic downpours have occurred.