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AirAsia flight makes emergency landing in Phuket
Darawan Naknakhon

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An AirAsia Airbus A320-200, similar to the one that was damaged. Photo Russavia

PHUKET: -- An AirAsia Airbus had to make an emergency landing at Phuket International Airport at 5:15 pm yesterday (August 5) after a bird strike.

Flight FD 3187 was on the way from Nakorn Sri Thammarat to Bangkok when the bird smashed into one of the engine intakes, causing damage to the engine.

The Airbus A320-200, with 153 passengers and six crew on board, made a safe landing in Phuket and the airline arranged for another aircraft to take the passnegers on to their destination.

Source: http://www.thephuketnews.com/airasia-flight-makes-emergency-landing-in-phuket-47711.php

[pn]2014-08-06[/pn]

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It's been a bad month for the airline industry. Sure the passangers would have been frightened when they had to make an emergency landing probs no knowing what for at the time.  It must have been a large sized bird that flew into the engine though.

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flight from Nakhon Sri Thammarat to Bangkok.... what  are they doing in Phuket as this is not on their route.... ?  coffee1.gif

Ayoooooo!!! On all routes in the event of an emergency; the pilot has to find the nearest airport to make an emergency landing.


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The only response to this news bit, should be " Thank God every one landed safe and sound"

I am sure the Captain chose the best available location to him, to make the emergency landing. 

 

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flight from Nakhon Sri Thammarat to Bangkok.... what  are they doing in Phuket as this is not on their route.... ?  coffee1.gif

Ayoooooo!!! On all routes in the event of an emergency; the pilot has to find the nearest airport to make an emergency landing.


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Nearest would be Surat Thani....and even then it still doesn't make sense...something is not right here. 

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There are many factors involved in a decision making. Once emergency has been contained, they have thought of, what to do with 156 passengers. Accomomdation for them, where is better maintenance base as oppose to no maintenance facilities although closer to the route as you are suggesting... Current weather and forecast perhaps? Do we have to land within 5 minutes or can we fly another 45? Fuel availabilities at diversion airport?
So, sit back, relax and enjoy your coffee. There is someone out there thinking those things for you.
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flight from Nakhon Sri Thammarat to Bangkok.... what  are they doing in Phuket as this is not on their route.... ?  coffee1.gif

Ayoooooo!!! On all routes in the event of an emergency; the pilot has to find the nearest airport to make an emergency landing.


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Nearest would be Surat Thani....and even then it still doesn't make sense...something is not right here. 

 

 

There are a lot of variables that make the determining factor other than distance.  Suitable runway for class of plane, the specific level/type of emergency, the emergency response teams available at the airport such as appropriate fire response teams and the distance to the field based on remaining fuel load.  Convenience of the customers and their continued passage would be further down the list.  If there were an incident where all engines failed and could not be restarted then the absolute nearest field is in order.
 

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