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Thai airbus "blown off the runway" landing in Phuket resulting in near miss

 

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PHUKET: -- Nearly 140 passengers on a Thai jet had a scary experience Wednesday when the airbus was blown off the Phuket runway as it landed at Phuket International Airport.

 

Four tires burst in the incident and the runway was closed for two hours while damaged runway lights were gathered up, reported Thairath.

 

Fortunately the pilot of the the A350-900XWB plane managed to steer it back onto the runway and reach the gate with no injuries to passengers or crew.

 

The flight was TG 221 that had earlier left Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport at 6.38pm.

 

Airport director Monrudee Ketphan said it was a minor incident. But the runway was temporarily closed while the remains of three "runway edge lights" were collected. It was back to normal at 10.10pm.

 

Reporters saw the wheels of the plane covered in grass and Thai admitted that four tires had burst and that the plane could not be used for the return flight. Passengers were put on other flights.

 

Thai said that the plane touched down in conditions of heavy wind and rain and was blown sideways off the runway but the pilot was able to maintain control and reenter the runway and get to the gate.

 

An investigation into why the tires burst is underway. There were 138 passengers and 14 crew on the flight.

 

Source: Thairath

 
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Planes are not blown off a runway.

Pilots that don't control their plane correctly are blown off.

This is classed as a runway overshoot and is considered a serious incident. (not a minor one)

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THAI new Airbus skids off runway in Phuket storm landing

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An Airbus 350 XWB model bearing the Thai Airways logo rolls out of the paint shop. Two of them will be delivered to the national flag carrier in August and September. Photo: Courtesy of Airbus

 

PHUKET: -- A THAI Airways new Airbus A350 carrying 138 passengers and 14 crew members on board skidded off the runway while landing in strong wind and heavy rain at Phuket International Airport last night (Sept 21).

 

No people were injured in the incident.

 

THAI Flight TG 221 left Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok at 6:15pm and was making its landing in Phuket at 7:35pm when the aircraft skidded on touchdown and its left-side landing gear tracked into the verge beside the runway.

 

The landing gear suffered minor damage, but the pilot quickly brought the aircraft back under full control and safely brought the plane to rest on the apron.

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/thai-new-airbus-skids-off-runway-in-phuket-storm-landing-59187.php

 
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A brand new aircraft, so sounds like pilot error to me! With correct training, pilots can land in all but the worst crosswinds. And if the crosswinds were stop drastically severe, the pilot should have diverted!

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7 hours ago, merijn said:

Planes are not blown off a runway.

Pilots that don't control their plane correctly are blown off.

This is classed as a runway overshoot and is considered a serious incident. (not a minor one)

 

 

Incidents do happen, and as in this case suggested wind shear is very likely and is very hard to anticipate/react to in time..happens often.

Brand new plane, i also would expect that one of their more senior/experienced captains would have been PIC [perk of the job].

 

This is not classed as a "runway overshoot" either, an overshoot is just that, ie if an aeroplane over shoots the end of the runway  , not sideways off the runway.

Anyway an official enquirey will soon ID the problem..its all there on computer.

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A minor incident....wrong.

 

The investigation may reveal a pilot at the controls with under 800 hours of flight time.  Combined with a wind gust or shear warning from the tower prior to landing, with other flights aborting their landing prior to the incident.

 

The passengers were very lucky a wing didn't strike the ground causing the plane to flip over.

 

Many flight incidents are weather related with young, inexperienced pilots who take too many risks, and ignore warnings.

 

Worldwide, many senior pilots have had their salaries cut in half as well as pensions.

 

Many have turned in their wings for higher paying, less stressful jobs where they can spend more time with their families.

 

Airlines worldwide are hiring younger pilots and many have less military flight experience as in the past.

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