Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 5 March 2004
Time:04:30
Type:Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: 60102
C/n / msn: 4862
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Hat Yai Airport (HDY) (   Thailand) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hat Yai Airport (HDY/VTSS), Thailand
Destination airport:Narathiwat Airport (NAW/VTSC), Thailand
Narrative:
While approaching Narathiwat Airport, the left main landing gear could not be lowered. The crew decided to return to Hat Yai for an emergency landing. At Hat Yai the runway was sprayed with foam and at 04:30 the plane carried out a belly landing. It skidded for about 6,500 feet before coming to a halt.

Sources:
» Bangkok Post
» The Nation


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Hat Yai Airport to Narathiwat Airport as the crow flies is 155 km (97 miles).

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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