Aviation Photo #2017744 Airbus A300B4-622R - Thai Airways International

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One of two Airbus A300s (the other being HS-TAL) left behind at Don Muang Airport when it was flooded. The landing gear and engine nacelles have been bagged to protect them. At it's highest level it appears the water was about a foot above the bottom of the engine nacelle. Now going on three weeks sitting in the water.
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    Patrick Kane
    Thai Airways International
    Airbus A300B4-622R
    Airbus A300
    Airbus A300
    Airbus
    566
    HS-TAK
    Bangkok - International (Don Muang)
    Thailand
    November 16, 2011
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Photo Added: November 19, 2011

Comments (21)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning
Anonymous
11 years ago
The "Low rider" or should I say the "low flyer"
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent capture gives new meaning to the term "Water Bus".
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is crazy
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sad picture...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sad to see my favorite aircraft stranded in knee deep water
Anonymous
11 years ago
I'm pretty sure I have seen this as a Photoshop edit once upon a time, interesting to see the real thing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Poor bird :(
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture but I'm curious as to why they didn't fly them elsewhere, if they had the time to bag the landing gear and engines than wouldn't they of had time to fuel them up a little and fly them to somewhere safe?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Can this plane move on this conditions if necessary ? what ever it's a great shot !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What an unusual picture! Are those brown dirt/drip marks from the exit doors something temporary since it's been sitting for a while, or does the airplane need a new paint job?
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a great shot. BUT, please understand that this bird has been decommissioned and not in service. That is why its in DMK and not BKK (where all TG ops are at).
Anonymous
11 years ago
I say..."Jack her up and mount her on a set of EDO floats". That way they can simply fly her outta there!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Yes, this plane could be moved, the aircraft is not the issue. The danger in moving it is pulling it off the cement or having a section shifted from the water. She will be able to return to flight after the lower gear is inspected for corrosion, thoroughly cleaned, greased and possibly new brake assemblies. A good bath would help, too.
Anonymous
11 years ago
To our friend in Thailand commenting on 20 Nov; Decommissioned and Airworthy are two seperate issues. If THAI isn't going to use the plane any more, it can still be sold and flown by another...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is that salt water?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Airbus, waterproof made.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Flying boats today! Guess it's actually an amphib....

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