Thai Airways crash-lands, blocks Bangkok airport

Thai Airways1A Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 plane was blocking one runway at Thailand’s largest airport Suvarnabhumi after it crash-landed on September 8 at around 11pm and skid off the runway , injuring 14 passengers and causing major delays in air transport at one of Southeast Asia’s main air travel hubs.

The flight from Guangzhou, China, had a “glitch” in its wheel base while landing at Suvarnabhumi. Photos of the incident showed the plane resting in grass beside the runway with its nose down and emergency slides inflated. The plane showed considerable damage.

“After touchdown, the landing gear malfunctioned and caused the aircraft to skid off the runway. Sparks were noticed from the vicinity of the right landing gear near the engine; the matter is under investigation,” Thai Airways President Sorajak Kasemsuvan said in a statement in the early morning of September 9.

The aircraft was carrying 287 passengers and 14 crew members. The runway had to be temporarily closed and other flights were delayed. It is not yet clear what caused the landing gear to collapse. The airline said the incident is under investigation.

The latest incident with Thai Airways occurred in late July when 20 passengers were injured when a Thai Airways flight hit severe turbulence descending to Hong Kong’s airport.



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A Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 plane was blocking one runway at Thailand's largest airport Suvarnabhumi after it crash-landed on September 8 at around 11pm and skid off the runway , injuring 14 passengers and causing major delays in air transport at one of Southeast Asia's main air travel hubs. The flight from Guangzhou, China, had a "glitch" in its wheel base while landing at Suvarnabhumi. Photos of the incident showed the plane resting in grass beside the runway with its nose down and emergency slides inflated. The plane showed considerable damage. "After touchdown, the landing gear malfunctioned and caused the...

Thai Airways1A Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 plane was blocking one runway at Thailand’s largest airport Suvarnabhumi after it crash-landed on September 8 at around 11pm and skid off the runway , injuring 14 passengers and causing major delays in air transport at one of Southeast Asia’s main air travel hubs.

The flight from Guangzhou, China, had a “glitch” in its wheel base while landing at Suvarnabhumi. Photos of the incident showed the plane resting in grass beside the runway with its nose down and emergency slides inflated. The plane showed considerable damage.

“After touchdown, the landing gear malfunctioned and caused the aircraft to skid off the runway. Sparks were noticed from the vicinity of the right landing gear near the engine; the matter is under investigation,” Thai Airways President Sorajak Kasemsuvan said in a statement in the early morning of September 9.

The aircraft was carrying 287 passengers and 14 crew members. The runway had to be temporarily closed and other flights were delayed. It is not yet clear what caused the landing gear to collapse. The airline said the incident is under investigation.

The latest incident with Thai Airways occurred in late July when 20 passengers were injured when a Thai Airways flight hit severe turbulence descending to Hong Kong’s airport.



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