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BKK Floods Close Don Muang Apt  
User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1485 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 7228 times:

There is an increasingly tricky situation developing in the Thai capital of Bangkok because of the flooding. Now comes news that the city's second airport, Don Muang, has shut down.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15441663

So far Bangkok's main international airport continues to function but there are reports that (airport) staff are facing difficulty getting to their place of work which means that flight cancellations can be expected.

http://www.travelmole.com/stories/1149939.php

The picture remains confusing but I have read their are queues at TG's downtown ticket office with travellers anxious to leave in case the situation worsens.

So far, the big European airlines have not posted BKK travel alerts on their websites or offered passengers the ability to change/cancel their trips without penalty. I find this surprising in light of the seriousness of the situation.

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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 7124 times:

iirc, The RTAF Museum was at Don Maung. Also there were Orient Thai/Phuket B747's and Thai Skyways L1011.

Does anyone know if these were affected.


User currently onlinemacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 7017 times:

there is a pic of a TG 777 standing in the water at http://derstandard.at
is that at Don Muang?



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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 6958 times:

Not sure, if it is, then flooding is pretty limited.

There is another TG aircraft behind.


User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 6957 times:

Quoting macc (Reply 2):
is that at Don Muang?

I think it must be. From what I read the main international airport is, so far, unaffected by flood water.


User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 6894 times:

Quoting macc (Reply 2):
there is a pic of a TG 777 standing in the water at http://derstandard.at

That's not a 777, it an old A300.  
Quoting macc (Reply 2):
is that at Don Muang?

Yes it is.



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User currently offlinemalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 6849 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 1):
iirc, The RTAF Museum was at Don Maung. Also there were Orient Thai/Phuket B747's and Thai Skyways L1011.

Does anyone know if these were affected.

Probably, the Rangsit region was the hardest hit part of Bangkok so far. and that includes Don Muang district.

Don Muang was sheltering refugees on the elevated terminal check in area, but now the water has arrived the ground level (tarmac)



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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 6777 times:

Do TG operate A300 out of Don Maung?.

I notice that there is a plastic sheet over 1 engine.

Is this aircraft stored.

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Thai%20Airways-stored-a300.htm

This shows 5 aircraft as stored/scrapped, but seems to show 4 as scrapped, (about 2008?) and 1 stored in 2010, which presumably would be at the main airport.


User currently offlineDavidYYC From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 6736 times:

Quoting LondonCity (Thread starter):
So far, the big European airlines have not posted BKK travel alerts on their websites or offered passengers the ability to change/cancel their trips without penalty. I find this surprising in light of the seriousness of the situation.

UA issued a "Travel Waiver" on the 21st, which unfortunately I have had to take advantage of. I was meant to be in BKK this weekend.
Hope it does not get too bad, but it looks ominous at the moment.


User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 6694 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 7):
Do TG operate A300 out of Don Maung?.

No, TG does not operate any flights from Don Mueang. The airport is only used for domestic flights by Nok Air, Orient Thai and Solar Air. All other aircraft, including the TG's, is stored old junk.  



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User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1874 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 6603 times:

HS-TAL and HS-TAK

http://www.rhein-zeitung.de/cms_media/module_img/973/486620_1_articlepopup_4ea6b085e25d8.jpg

http://www.rhein-zeitung.de/cms_media/module_img/973/486619_1_articlepopup_4ea6b084b189d.jpg


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39852 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 6593 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 1):
iirc, The RTAF Museum was at Don Maung. Also there were Orient Thai/Phuket B747's and Thai Skyways L1011.
Does anyone know if these were affected.

From looking at that A300 photo I'd say yes. The A300 is parked near the Orient Thai L1011s.
The main road on the ground level is flooded and Nok Air and One2Go suspended their flights as of this afternoon.

Quoting LondonCity (Thread starter):
So far Bangkok's main international airport continues to function but there are reports that (airport) staff are facing difficulty getting to their place of work which means that flight cancellations can be expected.

That is true. Many people in my office haven't been to work due to flooding. Those hardest hit are on the outskirts of Bangkok. I'm keeping my eye out the window to see if my area gets affected. Flooding has crept in to some parts of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River has risen over its banks.

To make matters worse, an estimated 100 crocodiles has escaped a nearby crocodile farm and the government is offering cash money for those that catch them alive. I have a friend, her and her boyfriend has caught one already. Its what I'm having for dinner tomorrow.  
I hear they taste pretty good. She'll be getting a new purse, he'll get some new shoes and we're all going to have a feast.

I'll upload photos later.


People are coping well and helping each other out. Thailand has had many floods before.

By the way, if any local Bangkok spotters can get to Don Mueang, please try to get a photo of these aircraft sitting in water for the database. You just don't see large airliners parked on ponds everyday.



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User currently onlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6444 times:

Did airlines manage to get their aircraft out ahead of the floods?

The tsunami at Sendai came with little warning but no airliners were on the ground when it hit. Pretty amazing!



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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6300 times:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15441663

It seems that the A300's are not at serious risk.

However, it might be best to move them out of that lake.

Tyres do not like to sit in water.


User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5826 times:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15471849

apparently the runway is flooded, but operations on the first floor are OK, suggesting that the flooding is fairly shallow.


User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5794 times:

Nice picture of 4 engineless Orient Thai DC9's and B767 N570JH of Avcorp Holdings, (ex ELAL).


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15474545



http://www.planespotters.net/Product...JH-AvCorp-Holdings-Inc-Trustee.php


User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5653 times:

I have looked at the images again.

The front "DC9", the silver one, seems to be an MD80.


User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5623 times:

I was looking through www.airliners.net at the fleet of Orient Thai, which I understood had ceased operations in 2008, then I found this;

http://www.flyorientthai.com/en/aboutus/

and this;

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/O...%20Thai%20Airlines-stored-b747.htm

So my question is does this airline still exist or not.

Please can the moderators take a broad view, as it is broadly related to the situation at Don Maung, and does not seem worth a separate thread.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39852 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5534 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 17):
I was looking through www.airliners.net at the fleet of Orient Thai, which I understood had ceased operations in 2008, then I found this;

Orient Thai and One2Go is the same airline and yes they operate daily flights throughout Thailand.
You're thinking of Thai Sky which used the L1011. There are two Thai Sky L1011s still parked out at Don Mueang. They no longer fly.

I'm keeping an eye out on the flooding. I live not too far from Don Mueang and looking out the window to see if/when the flood waters head my way.



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User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6597 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5449 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 17):
I was looking through www.airliners.net at the fleet of Orient Thai, which I understood had ceased operations in 2008, then I found this;

http://www.flyorientthai.com/en/aboutus/

and this;

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/O...%20Thai%20Airlines-stored-b747.htm

So my question is does this airline still exist or not.

Please can the moderators take a broad view, as it is broadly related to the situation at Don Maung, and does not

They still exist and do flights to HKG, MFM amongst other places. They still have a couple of 747-300s, two 747-400s (Hadj flights mainly), 2-3 737-300s and a couple of 767s one of which is in the TPE hangars now being prepared for them. Most if not all of the MD80s are out of service and I believe One-Two-Go which was their subsidiary (and involved in the fatal MD80 Phuket crash) has been shut down.


User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5432 times:

Thanks for clearing that up.

Also thanks for confirming the Thai Sky Tristars.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25154 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5388 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 17):
I was looking through www.airliners.net at the fleet of Orient Thai,

I didn't know A.net maintained fleet information. Where are you looking?


User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5199 times:

Sorry, my mistake.

I meant www.airfleets.net.


User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1898 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4904 times:

The photo shows 2x MD-87's and 2x MD-80's in the background...

User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1874 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 4628 times:

Quoting crownvic (Reply 23):
The photo shows 2x MD-87's and 2x MD-80's in the background...

Yes, the immatriculations are: HS-OMA (MD-82), HS-OMB (MD-82), HS-OMI (MD-87) and HS-OMJ (MD-87). Have a look to www.ch-aviation.ch


25 Post contains links and images Superfly : Update on the flood situation. The floods are creeping further in to Bangkok and Don Muang is still flooded. Western media and Thai media are saying d
26 bennett123 : Most of the aircraft seem to have wet wheels, including 2 (Orient Thai?) B747's. However the MD82 or MD87 looks like a goner.
27 rfields5421 : Amazing photos - thanks
28 clydenairways : All those aircraft seem to be inactive and stored. Was there any operational aircraft caught in the flooding?
29 Superfly : One of those L1011s looks like it belongs to the Sands Casino. Is it still operating?
30 ohsopc : Yes and no. Despite the fact that TG made a public claim (via their Facebook page) that the planes pictured are decommissioned, it also shows a pictu
31 CX Flyboy : I see three tristars. A Thai Sky, a Sands one and the other? It looks like a -500 as well.
32 rfields5421 : I assume Don Muang is still the Royal Thai AF HQ, and presumably they moved all their aircraft out before the water got too high. The airport also app
33 Superfly : MJets is based at Don Muang and they use the Cessna Citation X , CJ3 and Piper Malibu Mirage. Their terminal is at the far north end and isn't clear
34 Post contains images SASDC8 : Great pictures Superfly! I hope you stay dry and away from the alligators How is the Sukhomvit area and are the freeways to BKK still okey??
35 malaysia : Things would have far worse if Don Muang was still the sole airport in Bangkok. Looks like the golf course wont be used for a long time to come as wel
36 Superfly : I fled to Phuket a few days ago but I have to go back to Bangkok for a few things. I'll continue to work remotely away from Bangkok. The situation ha
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