Plane on tarmac at Cebu International Airport
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Philippines typhoon: BBC reports on grounded planes

Planes carrying aid for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan are being delayed because they are too big to land at the disaster zone's airport.

BBC correspondent Tim Willcox, who is at Cebu International Airport, says planes need to get from there to Tacloban - one of the worst-affected areas.

However, there is a shortage of planes small enough to land on Tacloban's short runway, leading to frustration for aid workers.

  • 12 Nov 2013
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