Stormy Weather Leads to Emergency Landing in Tocumen

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By George Hatcher

On May 21, 2013, a Copa Airlines Boeing 737-7V3 a flight from Guayaquil, Ecuador landed in the rain at Tocumen International Airport in Panama.

The plane skidded off the runway, and sustained damage getting mired in soft ground.

Engine 2 sustained damage as the right engine impacted soft ground

The plane was towed to the gate.

107 passengers were aboard the flight, and none of them were seriously injured, according to paramedic teams that responded to the accident. The incident also caused delays at the airport, forcing at least one flight to divert to another airport.

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