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Bangkok Airways Aircraft Skids Off Ko Samui Runway  
User currently offlineSInGAPORE_AIR From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 18156 times:

The BBC is reporting that a Bangkok Airways aircraft has skidded off the runway in Ko Samui, Thailand. injuring passengers.


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User currently offlineSimprogrammer From France, joined Aug 2004, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 18152 times:

BBC World said about 10 mins ago it crashed into the control tower


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User currently offlineFlywrite From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 18065 times:
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Apparently an ATR72-500, and reports of 10 dead

User currently offlineTomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17847 times:

How many uneducated guesses will the media take before they have enough facts to compile a reliable story?


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User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1815 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17865 times:

I wonder if this is a storm. I remember when i was there last year i was right in the middle of the worst storm i have ever seen and aircraft were still taking off from Ko Samui.


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User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1815 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17841 times:



Quoting TomFoolery (Reply 3):
How many uneducated guesses will the media take before they have enough facts to compile a reliable story?

Exactly. The BBC is reporting there are several injuries but everyone was evacuated.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8182962.stm



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User currently offlineCurlyheadboy From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17516 times:

Damn!  Sad

I flew them 2 years ago, neat airline and wonderful crews, my prayers are with all those involved, hope everyone survived and wish speedy recovery to the injured.
Fingers crossed and hope for the best.



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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17482 times:

http://img.skitch.com/20090804-dp7uiy4gkrtr5khcdye3jmmcuf.jpg

User currently offline797charter From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17173 times:

Danish newspaper "Ekstra-Bladet" reports that 10 has been reported dead ...

http://ekstrabladet.dk/112/article12...ampaign=breaking200908041100&rid=t

(Sorry in Danish only)



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User currently offlineEBGflyer From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17172 times:

One of my friends felt this was going to happen to her once as they tried to land several times at Samui Airport during a tropical rain storm. She told me the wing came close to hitting the runway. Eventually they diverted to Phuket.

Hope they are not taking too many chances at Bangkok Airways...if they are, this was sadly bound to happen.

Wishing everybody on board the best.



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User currently offlineFlyingAY From Finland, joined Jun 2007, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16812 times:

I've flown their 717s a few times and the ATR also once. Very good service and nice, clean planes. I'm hoping that the reports of the deaths will turn out to be false. I remember my first landing to USM was on a very windy night on Christmas eve and the plane was 4 hours late. It was a bit rough, but I was so tired I didn't notice much - my travelling companions were totally scared though.

Their subsidiary Siem Riep Airways is on the EU black list.


User currently offlineLHBSL From Switzerland, joined Mar 2007, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16774 times:

Picture on Basler Zeitung (only in German):

http://bazonline.ch/panorama/vermisc...nglueck-in-Thailand/story/22272103


User currently offlineLHRlocal From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16776 times:

Hope everone is ok and not as bad as reported. Sky news reports they use 'Turboflot' aircraft?

Quote: "Bangkok Airways flies three times a week between tourist spots Krabi to Samui using 70-seater Turboflot aircraft, an official said."

Oh dear....Turboflot


User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1068 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16673 times:

orf.at says just one fatality, the pilot. Seems to be correct, as I see the picture. Airplane seems to be intact, except for the cockpit, which crashed in the tower. would be surprised to if the score was higher.

still, sad thing! RIP to the pilot.



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2450 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16612 times:



Quoting 797charter (Reply 8):
Danish newspaper "Ekstra-Bladet" reports that 10 has been reported dead ...

http://ekstrabladet.dk/112/article12...rid=t

Now it says 1 person died...


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5178 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16568 times:



Quoting TomFoolery (Reply 3):
How many uneducated guesses will the media take before they have enough facts to compile a reliable story?

No more than have been taken in this thread. Perhaps you should criticise the people posting information in this thread without first checking it too?



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User currently offlineInfomaniac From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16305 times:
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Bangkok Airways has had two previous accidents - both write-offs http://www.airlineupdate.com/airline...rlines_thailand/bangkokairways.htm

User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2302 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16023 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 15):
No more than have been taken in this thread. Perhaps you should criticise the people posting information in this thread without first checking it too?

There's a difference between when a journalists "informs" the world and when an aviation enthusiast participates in a discussion.



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User currently offlineLHRSpotter From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 15860 times:

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/as...04/thailand.plane.crash/index.html

CNN reporting that the captain died and 37 were injured. Crews working to free the first officer from the wreckage.


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 15859 times:

Reuters posts that the pilot died and seven injuries
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090804/...5lX2xpc3QEc2xrA3RoYWlwbGFuZWNyYQ--



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User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 15761 times:

Any news about the registration?

Quoting FlyingAY (Reply 10):
Their subsidiary Siem Riep Airways is on the EU black list.

Is Siem Reap really their subsidiary?
I thought it was an independent Airline that happened to have wet leased Bangkok Airways aircraft.

Quoting Macc (Reply 13):
orf.at says just one fatality, the pilot. Seems to be correct, as I see the picture. Airplane seems to be intact, except for the cockpit, which crashed in the tower. would be surprised to if the score was higher.

still, sad thing! RIP to the pilot.

My thoughts exactly.



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User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 765 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 15561 times:
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Really sad news!

Quoting 757MDE (Reply 20):
I thought it was an independent Airline that happened to have wet leased Bangkok Airways aircraft.

That was what I thought to, but it seems they have a more elaborate relationship than that.

I have flown both their ATR-500 and Boeing 717 (in Siem Riep colors), which was a real treat, to Siem Riep and really enjoyed their full service concept with lounge access to everyone.

Stein

[Edited 2009-08-04 03:40:42]

[Edited 2009-08-04 03:42:49]


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User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1586 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 15331 times:



Quoting 757MDE (Reply 20):
Any news about the registration?

Looks like HS-PGC, HS-PGL and HS-PGM all have that paint scheme.

Mark



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User currently offlineTkcom From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 15255 times:

From Thai local news: 7 seriously injured, only the captain died (14 years of experience with ATR), 1st officer last to get out using jaws of life with broken legs and still conscious.

[Edited 2009-08-04 03:52:55]

User currently offlineTerry From Qatar, joined Jul 2005, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 15128 times:
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In response to query, aircraft in question is HS-PGL

25 VS773ER : Latest from Reuters; Breaking news; 16:46 04Aug09 RTRS-UPDATE 1-Thai plane crashes on Koh Samui, 1 dead – Plane lands in heavy rain, hits unmanned c
26 Post contains links 757MDE : Press Release from Bangkok Airways http://www.bangkokair.com/announcement/accident-usm.php
27 Farzan : right on, in this forum we are discussing what news we hear, and yes, we often speculate about what might have happened. But we are NOT reporting the
28 Malaysia : Strange too, cause I even fly on Siem Reap metal even on domestic PG routes. I guess maybe they swap aircraft around if its wet leased
29 Post contains links FlyingAY : According to this old Flight Global article FT at least was a subsidiary of PG. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/2002/2002%20-%200397.html
30 Cricket : This is OOT but since people asked Siam Reap Air was a direct subsidiary of PG - I discovered this when I had to fly between BKK and REP last year - t
31 Post contains images Aviationbuff : Good to hear that no one is seriously injured. May the pilots soul rest in peace.
32 Post contains links N49WA : AP reporting that the one fatality was the "Chief Pilot" with 19 years experience. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...ObRvVTmwLf24CJU4-RnArqZVgD99
33 FCAFLYBOY : Such a shame, but could have been much, much worse, thankfully it was not. PG are a fantastic little airline, I hope this does not have too much of an
34 CodyKDiamond : My condolences to the captain, his family, and his friends. This has been a terrible year.
35 Aerecosse : So sad to hear, flew them from Bangkok to Koh Samui on an A319 last year. Lovely service & the boutique lounges are great, staff excellent. Agree & ho
36 Post contains links CrimsonNL : on www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl there is a Dutch pap commenting on the incident, she says the plane was wobbling prior to landing, and that after the crash
37 HeyWhaTheHay : Is it not unusual for such a relatively large commercial plane to be landing at an airport with an unmanned tower? I really don't know. Maybe this is
38 Post contains links DanVS : According to Avherald.com, the accident happened at 0730Z. Here's the METAR from 0700Z: VTSM 040700Z 29015KT 9000 FEW020TCU SCT120 BKN300 31/25 Q1007
39 Aviasian : It was not an "un-manned" control tower. It was a dis-used control tower, one that was formerly active until it was replaced by a newer one. The dis-
40 AirlineBrat : Looking at the pictures of my trip to Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan I see that I flew on this aircraft (HS-PGL) in May 2006 while traveling between B
41 MAN2SIN2BKK : And they are still there 3 years later! My condolences to the Captain's family, may he rest in peace
42 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Thailand's Koh Samui airport to reopen today following crash http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ort-to-reopen-today-following.html Back to normal.
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