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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.
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RE: AirAsia Skids Off Runway At Kota Kinabalu

Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:54 pm

What a great start for the new LCC...
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RE: AirAsia Skids Off Runway At Kota Kinabalu

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:08 am

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

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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!).
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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.

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