Thai Airways 747 in Bangkok runway excursion


the 747-400 (MSN 33770), powered by General Electric CF6-80C2B1F engines, has been in service with Thai Airways since its delivery in October 2003.

What happened

A Thai airways 747 was involved in a Bangkok runway Excursion on the evening of 8th October at 22:48 Local Time. The 747 was reported to have landed on 19R, The aircraft was operating TG679 from Guangzhou. There were no injuries to the 97 passengers and 18 crew onboard.

“ There was heavy rain upon landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, and the aircraft experienced a partial excursion from the runway, whereby the aircraft came to a complete stop says Thai ”

"Thai is coordinating with functions concerned to investigate the cause of this incident,” - Thai

What I think

Weather is no excuse for the safety of the passengers, the pilots should take responsibility. They could have a gone around, Safety should always be top priority.

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Ah forgot, Thanks!

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