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AirAsia plane carrying 159 people overshoots Philippine runway

An AirAsia passenger plane sits on the grassy portion of the runway after overshooting upon landing in windy weather at Kalibo airport in Kalibo township, Aklan province in central Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Giovanni Hontomin, who is in charge of AirAsia Zest's operations, told The Associated Press crewmembers activated an emergency slide to help passengers disembark safely from the Airbus aircraft. There were no immediate reports of injuries to the passengers and crew and the plane remained stuck on a grassy area near the runway’s end. (AP Photo/Jun Aguirre)

An AirAsia passenger plane sits on the grassy portion of the runway after overshooting upon landing in windy weather at Kalibo airport in Kalibo township, Aklan province in central Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Giovanni Hontomin, who is in charge of AirAsia Zest's operations, told The Associated Press crewmembers activated an emergency slide to help passengers disembark safely from the Airbus aircraft. There were no immediate reports of injuries to the passengers and crew and the plane remained stuck on a grassy area near the runway’s end. (AP Photo/Jun Aguirre)  (The Associated Press)

Philippine officials say an AirAsia Zest plane with 159 passengers and crew members overshot a runway in a central province after landing in windy weather from Manila.

Crew members launched emergency slides to help passengers disembark from the Airbus A320-200 after it skidded off the runway in the resort town of Kalibo in Aklan province before nightfall, Giovanni Hontomin, who is in charge of AirAsia Zest's operations, said by phone

There were no immediate reports of injuries and the plane remained stuck on a grassy area near the runway's end.

The incident came after the crash of an AirAsia plane that disappeared over the Java Sea on Sunday on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board. Bloated bodies and debris were seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday.

Domestic carrier AirAsia Zest is partly owned by AirAsia Philippines.