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THAI 747 slides off Suvarnabhumi runway on landing
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:57:31 PM »
THAI 747 slides off Suvarnabhumi runway on landing

Supplied photos show what appears to be an engine resting on the ground (left) and part of the landing gear of the halted Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 amid ploughed-up soil, after it ran off the runway on landing at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan province late on Monday night.

A Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 carrying 97 passengers and 18 crew members from Guangzhou slid off a runway while landing at Suvarnabhumi airport in heavy rain late Monday. There were no injuries.

Pratana Patanasiri, Thai Airways vice president for aviation safety, said flight TG679 departed from Guangzhou at 8.58pm local time and arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport at 10.48pm. It was landing in heavy rain and slid off a runway.

When the plane finally came to a stop, slides were deployed and passengers and crew members were evacuated and moved safely to the passenger terminal. No one was injured. Passengers were served with food and beverages while waiting for their baggage, Mr Pratana said.

The airline and authorites are investigating.

Media reported the plane blocked Runway 19R and it was closed pending its removal.

Dalat Asawet, deputy director of Suvarnabhumi airport, said later on Tuesday that the western runway would reopen before the end of the day.

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Runway reopened at Suvarnabhumi, jumbo jet retrieved after skidding in heavy rains

One of the Suvarnabhumi Airport runways, which was the scene of a Thai Airways international flight from China skidding off course while landing in heavy rain on Monday night, was reopened and traffic resumed at 5pm today.

Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith thanked all who contributed to safely and efficiently retrieving a “jumbo jet” that had skidded off the runway, with the time required to free the plane and clear the scene kept under four hours yesterday – about 90 minutes less than the estimated completion time.

Arkhom said the Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee Office would speedily probe the incident’s cause.

According to Flight Lieutenant Pratthana Pattanasirim, THAI’s director of security and flight standards division, no one was injured when flight TG 679 skidded off the runway.

 The Boeing 747400 had 97 passengers and 18 crew on board.

It left Guangzhou at 8.58pm (local time) and arrived at Suvarnabhumi at 10.48pm.

Passengers were safely transferred from the plane to the terminal and THAI gave them snacks and drinks while they waited for their luggage.

Pratthana said the airline would cooperate with other agencies to investigate the cause of the accident.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.