PREPARING TO TOW. Personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport prepare to tow an aircraft that veered off the grassy portion of the taxiway on Monday (June 20, 2022). All passengers and crew of Saudia Airlines flight SV862 are safe, according to authorities. (Photo courtesy of Manila International Airport Authority)

MANILA – All the 420 passengers and crew of Saudia Airlines flight SV862 are safe, after six of the aircraft's landing gears veered off the taxiway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Monday afternoon.

The flight from Riyadh landed in Manila at 1:47 p.m. and was en route to the NAIA Terminal 1 parking bay when the aircraft's wheels got stuck at a grassy portion along the taxiway.

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reported that personnel were preparing to tow the aircraft as of 6 p.m.

No other flights were affected by the incident since the other portions of the taxiway remained operational.

The 420 people on board, which included 21 cabin crew, were "all safe and unhurt," according to MIAA.

The MIAA's Fire and Rescue Division responded to Saudia Airlines' emergency call after its landing.

MIAA General Manager Eddie Monreal assured that recovery operations followed international standards on aircraft recovery. (PNA)