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Thai A300 Incident Of 1986?  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 380 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

I had read some where that a TG A300-600 operating Bangkok-Manila-Osaka with more than 200 passengers had experienced a bomb explosion, cant find anything on the net, does anyone know of this? the incident was similar to what a PIA A300 experienced in 2001 but theirs was caused by corosion that went undetected over a long period.


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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1521 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Yes I remember the incident. The aircraft was an A300-600 HS-TAE c/n 395 with a total of 239 persons on board was on a scheduled flight BKK-MNL-OSA on 26OCT86. On the MNL OSA sector, somewhere over Japan, a passenger detonated a grenade at one of the rear toilets of the aircraft. There was a sudden decompression as the bulkhead was damaged. The aircraft made an emergency landing in OSA. No one was killed.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

Thanks Vimanav, surprisingly its not listed at airdisaster.com.


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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12562 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

It wasn't a fatal accident, so it would not have been listed. A tribute to the skill of the crew; I believe the rear pressure bulkhead was badly damaged.

Strangely, TG has lost 2 of the 310s it operated, but has not lost any of its 25 or so A300-600s.


User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1521 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Strangely, TG has lost 2 of the 310s it operated, but has not lost any of its 25 or so A300-600s.

Quite right. The only A300 they lost was a B4. On 22OCT94 a TG MD11, HS-TMD was doing an engine run up when it jumped the chocks and went into the wing of an A300B4, HS-THO c/n 072 built 1979. The A300B4 was considerably damaged and evaluated to be beyond economic repair and hence written off.

TG since 1967 has had 13 hull loss incidents, 8 of them with fatalities.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineSimongkhon From Sweden, joined Oct 2003, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

I was onboard a Thai 747 in 1999 or maybe 2000 ARN-BKK. Just after take off from ARN, we'd been airborne for less than a minute and was banking left, climbing out of Stockholm-Arlanda when the pilots drastically reduced power and thereby interrupted the climb. Seconds after another a/c passed right over us, slightly to our port side, descending towards Arlanda. I've heard rumors that the flight-patterns around ARN were changed shortly after this incident (if it in fact was considered an incident at all) but have never been able to find anything about it. Maybe I dreamt it..... Anyone here know anything about this? I would appreciate any kind of info. T y n a merry x-mas 2 u all!!

User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2631 times:

I was on the tarmac right after the MD11-A300 incident in 1994. It was quite a sight! Unfortunately TG security shoo-ed me away when I came back with a camera later  Sad

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

http://aviation-safety.net/database/1986/861026-0.htm

Brand new a/c!

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineElephantboy From Thailand, joined Sep 2003, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

The incident of TG's A300-600 was due to the hand grenade that one of the Japanese passenger (maybe a Yaguza) brought aboard from Manila. He threw the grenade away in the trash bin of the rear toilet when the aircraft was about to land in Osaka for fear that it could be discovered at the immigration. It accidentally exploded but did not destroy the bulkhead because of a small door at the end of the fuselage ( I don't know what it is called) helped release the excessive pressure. Two out of three hydraulic systems that control the stabilizers were damaged. The pilot could manage the aircraft to land safely. The only injury was an airhostess who sat near that toilet.

I was in Japan at that time. At the news breaking, the Japanese was rather shocked that it may resemble the JAL 747's bulkhead failure accident which was about a year before that killed more than 500 people.


Vimanav : Did you include Thai Airways Company (TH)'s accidents together with TG? I remember that TG has only 3 fatal accidents; One Caravelle in Kai Tak and two A310s in Katmandu and Surat Thani.


User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Thai Airways International (TG) has suffered 3 hull losses (Kathmandu, Surat Thani and the 737 that exploded while on ground at BKK). The rest of the accidents were that of Thai Airways Corporation (TH) which was running independently.

The A300 HS-TAE "Sukhothai" is still in service today. I flew on this aircraft once from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and the aircraft condition was great.


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