Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800 HP-1539CMP runs off the runway on landing at Panama City

Copa Airlines flight CM135 from Mexico City to the Panama City hub left the runway on landing at PTY late last night local time. No serious injuries were reported as the passengers and crew member evacuated the disabled aircraft.

Copa Airlines has issued this statement about flight CM135:

Copa Airlines confirms that its flight CM135 on September 25, operated by a Boeing 737-800NG aircraft with registration number HP-1539CMP from Mexico City to Panama City was involved in an incident while landing in Panama, resulting in a runway excursion. It was carrying 159 passengers and seven crew members onboard the flight. No injuries were reported, and all passengers and crew members were taken to the airport terminal where they received assistance from the Airline staff.

Some of the passengers with connecting flights will continue with their itinerary in the next few hours, while the rest will be taken to a local hotel and will complete their journey later. 

Currently, the aircraft remains at the incident location and will be removed by specialized personnel as soon as possible. Due to the temporary closure of the airport, one flight was diverted to the Panama Pacifico airport while others were delayed. Tocumen International Airport announced the reopening of one of its two runways and operations have restarted.

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