Syarif From Malaysia, joined Jul 2004, 29 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3488 times:
An AK B737-300 had skids off the runway during bad weather landing around 5pm (local time) at BKI. According to local report, about 100 pax and crew were safely evacuated but 2 suffered minor injuries and admitted to local hospital.
Through the images shown on Malaysian news it was the AK aircraft with Lat's cartoon (a famous Malaysian cartoonist) panting on it. So it must be the exUS Airways with registration number 9M-AAP.
BKI was closed with 5 flights diverted to other airports. Not sure whether it has been reopened or not.
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3260 times:
Yes Mrniji, they are not new. They have been in the business for many years except in 3 years ago the ownership changed and they were tranformed into the first LCC in Asia (well not if you consider those in Japan as LCC such as AirDo or Skymark). Since then they have been the pioneer of the industry in this region with subsidiary in Thailand and Indonesia operating flights as far as Macau and Kunming (soon!).