TG679 Runway incident at BKK

Old Sep 8, 13, 2:20 pm
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TG679 Runway incident at BKK

According to Flightradar24, a Thai A330, inbound from CAN as TG 679, has overrun on landing at BKK.

Initial photos show that the nosegear appears to have collapsed; reversers still deployed; slides also deployed; there appears to be a fire on the right side of the aircraft.


We've just received reports that Thai Airways flight 679 from Guangzhou, China to ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ | Suvarnabhumi Airport BKK in Bangkok, Thailand has crash landed.

The plane, an Airbus A330, is seen on the picture with the emegergency slides deployed. However, it's unknown what caused the crash landing. It's also unknown if there have been any injuries or fatalities

The link below shows the final moments before the crash landing:

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Old Sep 8, 13, 3:48 pm
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Same words posted earlier on PPRuNE: http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/5...ident-bkk.html
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Old Sep 8, 13, 7:04 pm
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Um, this is not a "crash landing." Terribly misleading thread title.
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Old Sep 8, 13, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by jiejie View Post
Um, this is not a "crash landing." Terribly misleading thread title.
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Old Sep 8, 13, 8:36 pm
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"Runway Excursion" seems to be the acceptable term.

On Thai TV here they have been using "crash landing".

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/...bhumi-airport/
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Old Sep 8, 13, 9:07 pm
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ah TG!

covering up the logo.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/loca...runway/page-2/
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Pathetic of Thai

Isn't it just unbelievable but, sadly, typical of Thai, to want to cover up the logo and the airline's name on the aircraft. This pathetic attempt to, no doubt, mitigate the adverse impact on Thai's reputation is laughable...totally laughable.

Does the management really believe that observers will not recognise this as a Thai Airways piece of metal? They would probably have covered the name and logo on the A380 at Hong Kong after the air turbulence incident if the HKIA authorities had allowed them to do so!!!

What kind of lunatics do they have running this airline?

This will only serve to heap ridicule on the airline and its management.........ridicule that is richly deserved!!

The maintenance crew deployed to carry out this task could have helped to make the aircraft secure quicker and thereby speed up the delivery of the passengers' luggage but, of course, that is not as important as protecting Thai's reputation...unbelievable, just unbelievable!
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Old Sep 8, 13, 11:30 pm
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555 How is this landing not a crash?

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Old Sep 8, 13, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Thaikwai View Post
Isn't it just unbelievable but, sadly, typical of Thai, to want to cover up the logo and the airline's name on the aircraft. This pathetic attempt to, no doubt, mitigate the adverse impact on Thai's reputation is laughable...totally laughable.

Does the management really believe that observers will not recognise this as a Thai Airways piece of metal? They would probably have covered the name and logo on the A380 at Hong Kong after the air turbulence incident if the HKIA authorities had allowed them to do so!!!

What kind of lunatics do they have running this airline?

This will only serve to heap ridicule on the airline and its management.........ridicule that is richly deserved!!

The maintenance crew deployed to carry out this task could have helped to make the aircraft secure quicker and thereby speed up the delivery of the passengers' luggage but, of course, that is not as important as protecting Thai's reputation...unbelievable, just unbelievable!
Most airlines do cover up Logo's etc after an incident... It is not specific to Thai..
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Old Sep 9, 13, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by Thaikwai View Post
Isn't it just unbelievable but, sadly, typical of Thai, to want to cover up the logo and the airline's name on the aircraft. This pathetic attempt to, no doubt, mitigate the adverse impact on Thai's reputation is laughable...totally laughable.

Does the management really believe that observers will not recognise this as a Thai Airways piece of metal? They would probably have covered the name and logo on the A380 at Hong Kong after the air turbulence incident if the HKIA authorities had allowed them to do so!!!

What kind of lunatics do they have running this airline?

This will only serve to heap ridicule on the airline and its management.........ridicule that is richly deserved!!

The maintenance crew deployed to carry out this task could have helped to make the aircraft secure quicker and thereby speed up the delivery of the passengers' luggage but, of course, that is not as important as protecting Thai's reputation...unbelievable, just unbelievable!
I agree. The covering of the logo and name smack of denial and it's completely inconceivable anyone would not identify the machine as belonging to TG. Some airlines may have a "cover the corporate branding" rule, but many do not (consider BA 777 at LHR and QF 744 at DMK, then BKK). As to how effective such a strategy is, one need only consider this thread and the news media coverage of TG covering up the logos - if this was such a normal thing, it wouldn't be news.

Very good news that no one was injured.

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Old Sep 9, 13, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by boogey View Post
Originally Posted by Thaikwai View Post
Isn't it just unbelievable but, sadly, typical of Thai, to want to cover up the logo and the airline's name on the aircraft. This pathetic attempt to, no doubt, mitigate the adverse impact on Thai's reputation is laughable...totally laughable.
AFAIK - It is the practice of airlines worldwide to remove the logo once the planes have suffered damage.

I would not say this is cover-up.
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From Thai news.

The initial investigation into the accident that saw a THAI aircraft skidding off the runaway while trying to land at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport on Sunday has revealed it was caused by a problem with the back right landing gear.

Department of Civil Aviation director general Voradej Harnprasert said this caused the plane to lose balance and skid off the runway. The slide resulted in the engine on the right wing to make contact with the ground, causing sparks and fire at the body of the plane.


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Originally Posted by Thaikwai View Post
Isn't it just unbelievable but, sadly, typical of Thai, to want to cover up the logo and the airline's name on the aircraft. This pathetic attempt to, no doubt, mitigate the adverse impact on Thai's reputation is laughable...totally laughable.
Meh, this is absolutely NORMAL!

Given that an accident at a remote airport happens, it usually takes longer for the airline representatives to overpaint the crashed airplane, but in this case, at the home airport, they obviously could do the paintjob much easier. This has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with Thailand/Thai. It's weird that with a nickname including "Thai" you try to blame TG here for something that is absolutely normal. Did a TG FA dumped you recently?

By the way, I was on this very flight on the Guangzhou route about 3 weeks ago
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Old Sep 9, 13, 3:13 am
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No significant delays in the departures for Europe last night - well done TG.
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Old Sep 9, 13, 3:46 am
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AOT: Repair work on runway to be completed on Sep 11 after THAI accident

BANGKOK, 9 September 2013 (NNT) - Airports of Thailand has announced that due to the closure of parts of the eastern runway at Suvarnabhumi Airport following an accident on Sunday, most flights will be delayed by 30 minutes.

AOT board chairman Sita Divari said the clean-up operation should be completed by Wednesday. As the runway is open only to small aircraft, about 35 flights had been delayed on Monday morning.

He added that Don Mueang and U-Tapao airports have been selected as back-up airports in a bid to facilitate passengers.

An Airbus 330-300 operated by Thai Airways International skidded off the runway at Bangkok's main international airport after the nose wheel collapsed on landing late Sunday night.

The flight from Guangzhou, China, was carrying 288 passengers and 14 crew members. Passengers were evacuated using emergency slides and the 14 injured were sent to a Bangkok hospital.

The incident came after another accident involving a Thai Airways plane late last month when about 20 passengers and a cabin attendant on a THAI A-380 flight to Hong Kong were injured during strong turbulence.


-- NNT 2013-09-09


THAI issues statement on accident at Suvarnabhumi Airport

BANGKOK: -- Thai Airways International on MOnday issued a statement, clarifying the accident that its TG 679 from Guangzhou, China, skidded off the runway upon landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Sunday night.

Sorajak Kasemsuvan, THAI President, said that on September 8, flight TG 679, operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft, departed from Guangzhou to Bangkok at 9.25pm (local time in Guangzhou) and arrived in Bangkok at 11.20pm.

"After touchdown at Suvarnabhumi Airport, 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," read the statement.

The captain took control of the aircraft until it came to a complete stop and passengers were evacuated from the aircraft emergency exits. The operation was conducted by the captain and cabin crew strictly according to emergency procedures.

The aircraft carried 288 passengers and 14 cabin crew. Initially, 13 passengers received minor injuries while evacuating the aircraft. THAI staff provided assistance to passengers and transfer those injured to hospital. THAI will conduct an investigation as to the cause of the incident.

THAI regrets any inconvenience to passengers. For more information, passengers may contact the Company's Crisis Management Operations Center (CMOC) at Tel. 02-545-3181, 24-hours a day.


-- The Nation 2013-09-09



Aircraft is HS-TEF, christened place-name Song Dao (in Sakhon Nakhon), which might mean "two stars"?

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/417...08/9705227707/


Some people have commented that it is in the Star Alliance incident mitigation playbook to mask the *A logo, and the carrier logo to minimize subsequent negative social media exposure, and to make people arriving/departing feel less worried to fly the affected carrier. Maybe if they had used white paint, and done a slightly more professional job...nope, still comes across as silly.

Now we know what to call those 13 train derailments on the Bangkok - Chiang Mai route so far this year: Track Excursions.
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