Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 9 July 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
Operator:Thai Airways International
Registration: HS-TGK
C/n / msn: 34
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 68
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 75
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bangkok International Airport (BKK) (   Thailand) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Narrative:
The Caravelle approached Bangkok in heavy rain and thunderstorms when the ILS equipment failed. The approach was continued by reference to the VOR. The runway was sighted at 700 feet altitude, but the aircraft was slightly high and left of the centreline. At 300 feet, with an airspeed of 127 knots (planned approach speed being 122kts) the aircraft was still a little high. The first officer, who was flying the approach, reduced the speed to 122 knots, but the speed continued to decrease and the sinkrate increased. The pilot took over control, but the Caravelle made a very heavy landing, forcing the main gear through the wings.
Downdrafts were present in the area.


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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