Accident Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III HS-TGK,
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Date:Wednesday 9 July 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
Owner/operator:Thai Airways International
Registration: HS-TGK
MSN: 34
Year of manufacture:1960
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 75
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Bangkok International Airport (BKK) -   Thailand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD)
The Caravelle approached Bangkok in heavy rain and thunderstorms when the ILS equipment failed. The approach was continued by reference to the VOR. The runway was sighted at 700 feet altitude, but the aircraft was slightly high and left of the centreline. At 300 feet, with an airspeed of 127 knots (planned approach speed being 122 kts) the aircraft was still a little high. The first officer, who was flying the approach, reduced the speed to 122 knots, but the speed continued to decrease and the sinkrate increased. The pilot took over control, but the Caravelle made a very heavy landing, forcing the main gear through the wings.
Downdrafts were present in the area.



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