This seems to be a larger media fiasco than for BA
(or could be worse)
"Phuket Air probe after third incident
A PROBE was underway today into another Phuket Air jet after British tourists suffered a third horror flight with the company in four days.
Tests have been carried out on a second of the firmï¿½s Boeing 747 aircraft after a flight from Gatwick to Bangkok was returned to the capital when an engine had to be shut off mid-flight.
Passengers on the 8.30am service yesterday had already been delayed overnight due to hydraulic problems and said there was "fear in the faces" of the crew as the plane was diverted back to the capital three hours into the journey.
The airline twice aborted flights from the United Arab Emirates for Britain on Sunday when passengers angrily complained after spotting fuel gushing from a wing. "