Runway driving lesson causes near disaster

11.18 | 25 March 2009 |

A passenger plane narrowly avoided a crash in the Philippines – after a man teaching his girlfriend to drive sped across an airport runway.

The Cebu Pacific plane, with 80 passengers aboard, briefly touched down at Legazpi airport, but took off again as the van crossed the runway.

The culprit was the son of the airport manager who has now been sacked. It’s thought that the driver may have thought all the flights to the airport were completed for the day, and decided to use the runway to give his girlfriend a driving lesson.

However, a recent increase in the number of scheduled flights, combined with poor visibility, caught him out.

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