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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205392
Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Time:14:08 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:Bangkok Airways
Registration: HS-PPE
MSN: 2417
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 149
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK/VTBS) -   Thailand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK/VTBS)
Destination airport:Phuket International Airport (HKT/VTSP)
Both cowl doors of engine no.2 detached during takeoff. The aircraft, operating flight PG279, continued to the climb to FL340. The flight crew decided to return to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 14:43 UTC, 35 minutes after takeoff. A safe landing was carried out at 15:36 UTC.
The aircraft re-entered service on September 22, 2017.

This serious incident was probably caused of reckless operation and the incomplete inspection of fan cowl door closure after maintenance activity. Pilots may lack of vigilance during performing aircraft pre-flight check. As a result, during taking off, when the aircraft speed increased, the fan cowl doors detached.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of HS-PPE courtesy

Phuket (VTSP / HKT)
26 February 2020; (c) Erik Frikke

Revision history:

30-Jan-2018 21:20 harro Added
30-Jan-2018 21:25 harro Updated [Time, Narrative]
06-Jul-2020 05:45 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2020 05:50 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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