Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 skids off Bangkok Suvarnabhumi runway


On 8 October, a Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 (HS-TGF) from Guangzhou skidded off the runway just after landing at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport. Heavy rain was reported. A representative working for the airline confirmed that no one was injured, flight TG 679 carried 97 passengers and 18 crew members. The passengers were transported to the airport terminal and awaited their luggage with some drinks and food.

An investigation has been launched by the aviation authorities, about 6 hours after the incident the aircraft was pulled out of the unpaved section of the runway. (see video)

Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called www.luchtzak.be, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.
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