Narrative:An Airbus A330-300 operated by Thai Airways International suffered a runway excursion accident upon landing at Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), Thailand. Initial media reports indicate there were 288 passengers and 14 crew members on board. At least twelve were injured.
Flight TG-679 landed on runway 19L at 23:26 following a flight from Guangzhou, China. It apparently went off the right side of the runway, causing the nosegear to fail. The airplane was evacuated on the left hand side of the plane.
Reportedly a fire erupted in the right hand engine, which was put out by airport fire services.
Initial investigations found a cracked bogie beam on the right hand main gear, which caused the landing gear to collapse.
» Bangkok Post 20-12-2013
» The Nation (Thailand)
» Thai Airways
METAR Weather report:
16:30 UTC / 23:30 local time: VTBS 081630Z 00000KT 9999 FEW020 BKN120 BKN300 26/23 Q1012 NOSIG
Wind calm; Visibility: 10+ km; broken clouds at 30000 feet and 12000 feet, few clouds at 2000 feet; Temperature: 26°C, Dewpoint: 23°C, QNH: 1012 mb.
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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 Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport as the crow flies is 1696 km (1060 miles).
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.