Korean Air Airbus A330-322 plane crash
Cebu City, Philippines
The Airbus A330-300 operated by Korean Airlines took off from Seoul, South Korea, for a passenger flight to Cebu City, Philippines. 162 passengers and 11 crewmembers were onboard. The plane had gone around at low height twice following approaches to Cebu's airport. The Airbus A330 then landed but overran the runway end at high speed and came to rest about 360 meters (1200 feet) past the runway end close to the airport perimeter fence. The aircraft received substantial damage. All the occupants escaped uninjured.
The captain of the flight explained that they suffered a hard touchdown on their second approach due to wind shear. After this hard touch down, a warning light indicating low wheel brakes pressure was triggered. The crew declared emergency, provided instructions to the cabin crew and passenger for an emergency landing including the brace position. They performed the third approach in gusting winds and turbulence. The touchdown was smooth, but the wheel brakes failed. The aircraft was slowed down aerodynamically and through thrust reversers only. The aircraft overran the runway end at about 80 knots and struck the localizer antenna. The nose landing gear collapsed resulting in substantial damage in the nose underbelly.
Weather conditions reported at the time of the accident were 8km visibility, light to moderate winds, ceiling at 9000 ft, and thunderstorms and rain in airport vicinity.