airmale
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Thai A300 Incident Of 1986?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:06 am

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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Vimanav
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RE: Thai A300 Incident Of 1986?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:15 am

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.

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RE: Thai A300 Incident Of 1986?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:25 am

Thanks Vimanav, surprisingly its not listed at airdisaster.com.
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RE: Thai A300 Incident Of 1986?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:43 am

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.
 
Vimanav
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RE: Thai A300 Incident Of 1986?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:53 am

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.

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RE: Thai A300 Incident Of 1986?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 3:30 am

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!!
 
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RE: Thai A300 Incident Of 1986?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 5:56 am

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
 
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RE: Thai A300 Incident Of 1986?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 8:21 am

 
elephantboy
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RE: Thai A300 Incident Of 1986?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 11:15 am

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.
 
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RE: Thai A300 Incident Of 1986?

Sat Dec 06, 2003 12:15 pm

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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