Passengers board an AirAsia Airbus A320 plane at the domestic airport in Manila. Reuters/Romeo Ranoco

An AirAsia plane from Manila overshot the runway upon landing at Kalibo Airport in the southern Philippines on Tuesday amid bad weather. The Philippines is being pummelled by Tropical Storm Seniang, which has left several people dead.

The flight was scheduled to depart at 3:10 p.m. local time (2:00 a.m. EST), but took off about two hours later, Rappler reported, and slid off the runway while landing in Kalibo. And, according to Jet Damazo Santos, a journalist from Rappler Indonesia who was on AirAsia flight Z2 272, passengers had to leave the aircraft using its emergency slide.

According to the report, the plane’s engine was immediately turned off after a hard landing. The passengers were then taken to the terminal where medical assistance was provided to elderly passengers. Meanwhile, a flight attendant said that the plane landed in strong winds, Rappler reported.

The incident occurred at a time when authorities are working to recover the bodies of passengers aboard AirAsia Flight 8501, which went missing Sunday with 162 people on board, while flying from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore's Changi International Airport, and is feared to have crashed in the Java Sea, about halfway into the flight.