Dramatic video shows moment aircraft crash-lands in Manila

The terrifying moment a Xiamen Airlines flight made a crash-landing at Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport in the Philippines has been caught on camera.

Despite serious damage to the aircraft, none of the 165 passengers onboard were injured during the incident, which took place on Friday morning (local time).

The engine on the left wing was completely ripped off as the Boeing 737-800 skidded off the runway.

The engine on the left wing of the Boeing 737-800 was ripped off during landing.
The engine on the left wing of the Boeing 737-800 was ripped off during landing. Photo credit: Luisito Santos

It was the pilot's second attempt at landing - minutes earlier, a first landing attempt was aborted and the aircraft circled the airport before trying again. 

It's been reported weather conditions were poor at the time of the incident.

Audio recordings reveal air traffic control attempting to contact flight MF8667 numerous times after it had landed, but there was no response. Controllers then closed the runway and delayed inbound flights.

Xiamen Airlines has one of the youngest fleet in the Asia-Pacific region, with an average aircraft age of just over five years.

The aircraft involved is one of 147 Boeing 737-800's operated by the airline.

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