Syarif
Topic Author
Posts: 28
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:00 am

AirAsia Skids Off Runway At Kota Kinabalu

Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:37 pm

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.
 
mrniji
Posts: 5382
Joined: Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:51 am

RE: AirAsia Skids Off Runway At Kota Kinabalu

Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:54 pm

What a great start for the new LCC...
"The earth provides enough resources for everyone's need, but not for some people's greed." (Gandhi)
 
teahan
Posts: 4993
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 1999 11:18 pm

RE: AirAsia Skids Off Runway At Kota Kinabalu

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:08 am

@MrNiji: Air Asia is heardly a 'new LCC'.

Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
 
Airbus Lover
Posts: 3163
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2000 10:29 pm

RE: AirAsia Skids Off Runway At Kota Kinabalu

Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:32 am

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!).
 
aviasian
Posts: 1244
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2001 8:11 am

RE: AirAsia Skids Off Runway At Kota Kinabalu

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:29 pm

Mrniji: A pointless and un-informed comment at best.

Skidding off a wet runway in inclement weather is not what every airline aims for on a regular basis, but it happens.

What is important is that no one perished or was seriously injured. If you care to understand the scale of AirAsia's operation, you will realise that this is one of the better managed LCC.

KC Sim
Bangkok

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos