Accident description
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 8 September 2013
Time:23:26
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-321
Operator:Thai Airways International
Registration: HS-TEF
C/n / msn: 066
First flight: 1995-03-02 (18 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4164
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 288
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 302
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) (   Thailand) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN/ZGGG), China
Destination airport:Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK/VTBS), Thailand
Flightnumber: 679
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.

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Weather reported about the time of the accident (16:26 UTC / 23:26 LT):
VTBS 081630Z 00000KT 9999 FEW020 BKN120 BKN300 26/23 Q1012 NOSIG
16:30 UTC: 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.


Sources:
» Bangkok Post 20-12-2013
» The Nation (Thailand)
» Thai Airways


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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.
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