Thu, Oct 27, 2005
Two Flights In Trouble -- One Forces Closure Of Melbourne
Wednesday was not the best day ever at Thai Airways
International. Two separate mishaps left two aircraft out of
service and more than 500 passengers scrambling for alternative
means of transportation.
In Bangkok, an Airbus A300-600 skidded off the runway in heavy
rain. No one was reported injured.
The second incident was more serious. Australian aviation
officials said a flight from Bangkok to Melbourne blew a tire on
landing. The Airbus A340-600, with 263 passengers on board,
suffered damaged hydraulic lines as well.
"As a result, hydraulic fluid has
leaked onto hot brakes, and there's been two fires. They were
extinguished quickly," a spokesman for Airservices Australia told
the Bangkok Post. The plane ended up at the intersection of two
runways, forcing officials to shut down the airport until the plane
could be towed to a hangar for repairs.
"It hit very hard and there was a huge thump," passenger Graham
O'Donohue, 45, told the Post. "We were going from side to side and
skidding. It was a bit like being on a rollercoaster. I really
thought we were history."
Again, no one was hurt. Both Australian aviation and airline
officials are investigating.
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