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Don Mueang Airport struck by storm

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Don Mueang Airport struck by storm

By THE NATION

 

 

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AN UNPRECEDENTED storm hit Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport on Thursday afternoon, affecting more than 18 flights and stranding 3,000 passengers for a short while.

 

At least one flight was re-directed to the nearby Suvarnabhumi Airport and another to U-Tapao Airport. 

 

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Strong winds caused Lion Air’s mobile airstair to hit a Nok Air aircraft parked nearby, after which all 176 passengers on board the Nok Air flight were made to disembark and board another aircraft. Their flight to Nakhon Si Thammarat was rescheduled from 2.05pm to 3.30pm. 

 

Immigration Bureau’s deputy spokesman Pol Colonel Cherngron Rimpadee said the storm disrupted many flights to and from Don Mueang Airport between 2pm and 4pm. 

 

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The Aeronautical Radio of Thailand reported that the storm cleared at about 3.15pm and normal services at the airport resumed soon after. 

 

During the storm, dozens of planes were parked on tarmac waiting for the right time to take off, while dozens others hovered nearby waiting for the right time to land. 

 

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Don Mueang Airport sits in the north of Bangkok, which was hit by heavy winds and hailstorm on Thursday afternoon. 

 

Pathum Thani was similarly hit by winds so severe that they blew off a section of the Western University’s concrete wall. The falling debris seriously damaged four cars and two motorcycles owned by university staff and lecturers, though nobody was injured. 

 

Police and relevant officials rushed to the scene after receiving a report on the incident.

 

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The university is located in Pathum Thani’s Lam Luk Ka district. The site has been cordoned off pending inspection of the building and its structure. 

 

The Meteorological Department has forecast summer and electrical storms in the North, Northeast, East and Central regions, including Bangkok, on Friday  and Saturday. 

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30368381

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-25

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a storm collapsed a building wall ? same construction as in that school that killed a girl ?

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Poor workmanship on building.

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46 minutes ago, toenail said:

Poor workmanship on building.

Not a fluke. I remember being amazed to see some guys using a six foot level last week on a road construction job. Measuring tools of any sort seem to be an unknown concept. Rebar seems to exist for making furniture, primarily.

I am looking into a prefab house kit....made in China! I will perforce hire a Thai crew for much of the assembly, as my ability for solo house construction is sadly declined, but you can be sure I will keep a close supervisory eye on the job.

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Doesn't surprise many of us who have used Don Muang lately. It's a disaster waiting to happen.  Takes eons to get to it via the road works, there's nowhere to park and the immigration lines are back to Suvarnarbhumi airport due to all the Chinese tourists!

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1 hour ago, xtof2 said:

Even 5 only is hell.

It would still be the same decibel level 

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The wind must have been blowing really hard for the Nation's photographer to be leaning at that angle.

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Posted (edited)

That's the typical made of thin concrete pillar filled with piled up bricks. This type of wall is probably strong enough to stand against the average storm, except when it's a 10 meter high wall blocking the exit of what becomes a wind tunnel when a gush goes through the entrance.

I've seen some bad walls made here (think several millimetres off on each brick) but the one in this picture looks decent, it was just not the appropriate one.

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