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THAI rebooks 387 passengers after truck damages jumbo jet wing at De Gaulle Airport

By The Nation

 

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A Thai Airways International flight from Paris to Bangkok was cancelled on Wednesday with the 387 scheduled passengers of the jumbo Aribus 380 aircraft “handled according to standard procedures,” the company confirmed in a statement release on Thursday.

 

Flight TG931 from Paris-Bangkok was cancelled after a Servair catering truck hit the aircraft’s right wing while it was parked at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.

 

There were no passengers on board during the accident but for passenger safety, it was necessary to cancel the flight concerned and all passengers were handled according to standard procedures, according to a company statement.

 

Flight Lieutenant Pratana Patanasiri, THAI vice president for the aviation safety, security and standards department, said the Airbus A380 aircraft was scheduled to depart at 13.40 hours (local time) on April 17 and to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 05.55 hours the next day. 

 

The plane was at the aircraft parking bay with no passengers on board when a Servair catering truck hit and damaged its right wing while loading in-flight meals. 

 

The flight was cancelled for passenger safety and THAI’s Technical Department coordinated with Airbus to conduct aircraft repairs. 

 

THAI provided assistance to passengers according to standard procedures, transferring passengers to flights operated by other carriers, and providing hotel accommodation for the remaining passengers.

 

There were 387 passengers scheduled to depart on the original flight.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30367892

 

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A380 is a huge plan so the truck driver must have been busy with other things.

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An A380 has a passenger capacity of over 500. This flight was already making a loss before the passengers were re-booked.

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1 hour ago, CMBob said:

Many years back when Airbus was flying the 380 all over the globe to show the world their new plane, we were thinking of going out to CNX to check it out as it was scheduled to fly up here from Bangkok.  It never made it (well, at least not that day) as, while taxiing, a wing clipped a hangar building at BKK.  According to the newspapers, some argument/discussion did occur as to who was at fault....the ground crew for allegedly signaling the pilots, the pilot for following the taxi markings on the ground which were painted for planes with shorter wing spans, the tower for not telling the pilots not to hit the building, etc.  Anyway, slightly embarrassing for sure.

The article failed to mention that the truck driver at DeGaulle was the former pilot that day in BKK. Wonder where they put him next.

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18 hours ago, NanLaew said:

A380 canceled. Passengers re-flighted. Two-dozen flight crew misplaced and out of roster. Hundreds of prepared meals headed for the incinerator.

 

THAI's 2nd quarter financials will take a hit.

 

One would think this is not a Zipline fly by night operation and insurance will pay for damages.

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Does Thai Air bring their own staff to drive the food trucks to the plane … ?

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19 hours ago, terryw said:

An A380 has a passenger capacity of over 500. This flight was already making a loss before the passengers were re-booked.

Well the picture is 787, but the flight was as stated in the Nation's article was a A380.

 

What you say is correct, although losing money is nothing new to TG!

 

There is a reason the A380's, with the exception, which in itself isn't a real company, are already being returned to Airbus or to the leasing companies, and unfortunately and secondary market just hasn't emerged.

 

10 years of in service life is awful short for any aircraft

 

Airlines have struggled to fill, and generally need a load factor of close to 90% to actually make money. This is a big aircraft, thirsty with 4 engines, and that has for most that has hasn't panned out.

 

I can't remember which TG CEO when he came in looked at the numbers and tried cancel the order, but the crack negotiating team had signed them up for cancellation terms so onerous they were forced to take it.

 

The era of the Jumbo is pretty much at an end, as indeed is the hub and spoke.

 

That's pretty much why airlines are preferring the B777, B787, A350 and A330, since they fill them and fly point to point which is what customers want, and they are cheaper to fly.

 

I'm sure someone in TG has muttered, 'Dammit, why couldn't the thing have caught fire and exploded and we could claimed on the insurance!

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/2019/03/16/open-season-on-the-airbus-a380-lufthansa-latest-airline-to-dump-jet/#1d767e916b66

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6 hours ago, Prissana Pescud said:

I never want to fly on that reconstructed aircraft ever. It always seems to go wrong.

It always seems to go wrong.

You mean the fault is on the aircraft?

 

Airline : A Thai Airways

Location: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.

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23 hours ago, JimSaints said:

Does Thai Air bring their own staff to drive the food trucks to the plane … ?

Seems the drivers at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France are no better...

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On 4/19/2019 at 9:18 AM, wgdanson said:

I do not think that is a 380 on the photo.

It's a sharrabang not a double decker.

Only a Brit would use the word  sharrabang (sic)  charabanc.

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Apologies, as off topic.

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