2016-07-18 Eva Air Boeing 747 damaged by asphalt fragments at Manila

2016-07-18 Eva Air Boeing 747 damaged by asphalt fragments at Manila

2016-07-18 Eva Air Boeing 747 damaged by asphalt fragments at Manila


The 747 sustained damage when it was hit by loosened asphalt after during taxi at Manila. All on board remained unhurt.

Flight BR 271 from Taipeh, landed on runway 24 at Ninoy Aquino intl Airport, Manila without any problem. After deceleration, it rolled into highspeed txiway „Romeo 3“ and vacated to the right as instructed by ATC.

Whilst preoceeding on taxiway „Romeo 3“, a large portion of asphalt (1,5 x 9 meters) suddenly broke-up and large parts were blown against the underside of the left wing by engine jetwash.

The inboard flap section was badly hit by the debris and two hand sized holes were the result.

The 747 continued to taxi to the terminal and to its parking stand where the damage was discovered.

The NAIA Airport authority closed the runway for all traffic untill the next day causing lots of diversions and delayed flight.

Upon vacating the runway via a high speed exit R3 the taxiway’s asphalt surface broke up and asphalt debris punctured the right hand flaps of the aircraft. The aircraft taxied to the apron where the damage to the right hand wing was discovered.

Both taxiway „R3“ and runway 06/24 were closed for checks and repair for 1 day. Unconfirmed reports indicate that poorly mixed asphalt reduced the strengh to such a degree that it could not withstand the load of heavy aircraft.

Related NOTAM:
B2488/16 – TWY R3 LTD TO CODE C AND BELOW CAT ACFT. 18 JUL 04:52 2016 UNTIL 01 AUG 23:00 2016. CREATED: 18 JUL 04:53 2016

METAR Manila Intl Airport (RPLL):

18/07/2016 11:00->
METAR RPLL 180300Z 09006KT 030V180 9999 FEW025 BKN300 33/19
           Q1010 NOSIG RMK A2988=
18/07/2016 12:00->
METAR RPLL 180400Z 13005KT 060V200 9999 FEW025 BKN300 34/20
           Q1009 NOSIG RMK A2980=

Date: 2016-07-18 Time: 18:20
Location: RPLL MNL Manila-Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport
Country: Philippines
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: BR 271
From: RCTP/TPE: Taipei-Taoyuan intl Airport To: RPLL/MNL: Manila-Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport
Type: Passenger
Operator: EVA Air

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 747-400
Registration: B-16410
Age a/c: 18,5 years
Constr. No.: 29061

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 21sth safety occurence for the operator
  • 234th safety occurence of type (B747-400)
  • 28th safety occurence at Manila Intl Airport
  • 3rd safety occurence for aircraft in question
    – 2008-02-23 fire in cabin seat at Bangkok
    – 2010-09-02 veered of runway at Taipei

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