Thai Airways - abandoned aircraft near Khon Kaen

A new destination has to be added to my list for my next trip to Thailand: a place somewhere near Khon Kaen in the north-eastern part of the Kingdom. Since I’m attracted to aircrafts, this is a sure destination for me.†

The aircraft is a Thai Airways Airbus 330-321 which skidded off the runway at BKK on Sunday, September 8th 2013, after a wheel collapse. †

The aircraft which was named Song Dao, and carried registration HS-TEF, was delivered in March 1995.

The Airbus A330-300 that departed from Guangzhou, China, experienced a "glitch" in its wheelbase while landing at Suvarnabhumi airport late on Sunday, the airline said.

On board, there were a total of 302 persons, including passengers and crew. A dozens were injured and taken to hospital.†

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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