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Last updated: 20 February 2019
Date:Tuesday 4 August 2009
Time:ca 14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-212A (ATR-72-500)
Operator:Bangkok Airways
Registration: HS-PGL
C/n / msn: 670
First flight: 2001
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 68
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 72
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Koh Samui Airport (USM) (   Thailand)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Krabi Airport (KBV/VTSG), Thailand
Destination airport:Koh Samui Airport (USM/VTSM), Thailand
Flightnumber: 266
A Bangkok Airways ATR-72 passenger plane was substantially damaged when it skidded off the runway at Koh Samui. The airplane collided with the airport control tower building.

Runway excursion

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METAR Weather report:
07:00 UTC / 14:00 local time:
VTSM 040700Z 29015KT 9000 FEW020TCU SCT120 BKN300 31/25 Q1007 A2974 TCU-NW=
Wind 290 degrees at 15 knots; few clouds at 2,000 ft; scattered clouds at 12,000 ft; broken clouds at 30,000 ft; Temperature 31 deg C; dew point 25 deg C.; 1007 MB; Towering CB to the Northwest


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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 Krabi Airport to Koh Samui Airport as the crow flies is 199 km (124 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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