Qantas Airways said its Boeing 747-400, with 346 passengers and 19 crew, diverted to Manila shortly after leaving Hong Kong and landed safely.
Airport authority spokesman Octavio Lina said there was a “big hole in the right side near the wing”.
He said the passengers looked scared and some vomited after the incident.Mr Lina said the hole was about 2.5m to 3m in diameter. He added that the flooring near the affected section gave way, exposing some of the cargo below, and part of the ceiling also collapsed.
Upon disembarkation, there were some passengers who vomited. You can see in their faces that they were really scared.