By Rafael Luiz Canossa - 737-800 COPA AIRLINES POA, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55658422
By Rafael Luiz Canossa - 737-800 COPA AIRLINES POA, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55658422

BREAKING: Copa Airlines 737-800 has Run Off the Runway

LONDON – A Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft has come off the runway while landing at Tocumen Airport in Panama, while it is not yet known what caused the incident, the weather at the time appears to have shown rain storms in the area.

The time Line


22:32 UTC: Copa Airline Flight CM135 departs for Panama City, with no delays or incidents.

04:17 UTC: Copa Airlines tweets confirming that the flight which had departed Mexico for Panama has come off the runway while landing.

04:20 UTC: The airport closes and all operations have been suspended at this time.

Translated: IMPORTANT: Today’s Mexico City-Panama flight #CM135 that departed at 5:26pm local time was involved in an incident, going off the runway upon landing at Tocumen International Airport in Panama. No injuries reported. We will provide more information through this channel.

5:15 UTC: The airline confirms that all passengers and crew have been accounted for, with no injuries reported and everyone is now being provided with necessary assistance in the main terminal.

Translated: IMPORTANT: All passengers and crew of today’s Mexico City-Panama flight #CM135 that suffered an incident when leaving the runway in Panama, were transported to the terminal and no injuries were reported. We are providing necessary assistance to passengers and crew.

One of the passengers on board the flight shared images of the incident and a video showing how the plane looked after coming off the runway.

All credit to the image and videos remain with the original tweet

07:00 UTC: Copa Airline confirms it has restarted its flight operations. All passengers are advised to check the status of their flights with the airline via their website linked in the tweet below.

Translated: We inform that our flight operations have been restarted. We recommend checking the status of your flight here: bit.ly/EstVo

This is a Developing Story

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