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Accident description
Last updated: 21 November 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 19 April 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Operator:Thai Smile
Registration: HS-TXB
C/n / msn: 5248
First flight: 2012-07-18 (4 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 IAE V2527-A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) (   Thailand)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK/VTBS), Thailand
Destination airport:Narathiwat Airport (NAW/VTSC), Thailand
Flightnumber:WE291
Narrative:
Flight WE291 was preparing for departure when a conveyer belt vehicle hit the lower fuselage skin of the aircraft.

The aircraft was repaired and re-entered service on April 25.

Classification:

Sources:
» BEA


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Distance from Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Narathiwat Airport as the crow flies is 800 km (500 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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