Authorities looking into airport security breach

CLARK FREEPORT -- Airport authorities are now investigating an alleged security breach at Clark International Airport after an unidentified man reportedly managed to board an aircraft bound for Singapore sans boarding pass and other travelling documents on Wednesday.

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and Chief Executive Officer Emigdio "Dino" Tanjuatco told Sun.Star Pampanga that they are conducting an investigation as of press time to determine the veracity of the report.

"The investigation is still ongoing. We will keep you updated," Tanjuatco said.

The suspect, who is now under the custody of the Police Aviation Security Group, at around 1:30 pm entered the airport terminal through the greeting area, based on the report.

The unidentified person entered the passengers' arrival's exit doors before going up to the airport's waiting area at the second floor.

The suspect boarded a Cebu Pacific flight to Singapore along with other passengers. The airline's flight attendants discovered that the man had no travel documents and immediately informed the aircraft's captain.

Aviation police and security personnel offloaded the suspect who was later subjected to an investigation.

The pilots informed the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) of the incident.

An official here told Sun.Star Pampanga that Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade asked CIAC officials to conduct an investigation regarding the report.




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