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No passengers hurt in two separate airline incidents in Thailand

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No passengers hurt in two separate airline incidents in Thailand | Samui Times
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Shortly after 8pm on Monday night Thai Airways flight TG47 skidded off the runway, the plane was scheduled to fly from Khon Kaen to air asia planeBangkok, no injuries were reported. The incident prevented a Nok Airways flight from Bangkok to Khon Kaen from landing, the aircraft was re-routed to Udon Thani. Passengers due to board the Nok Air flight to Bangkok were transferred to Udon Thani where they boarded the flight. Passengers due to take the Thai Airways flight were offered accommodation at the Pullman Khon Kaen Hotel while the runway was cleared and the plane was repaired.

In the mean time a Malindo Air fight bound for Malaysia was diverted to Thailand where it made an emergency landing on Monday afternoon when the cabin started to depressurize, none of the 129 passengers on board were hurt. The Malaysia based carrier’s flight OD206 from Delhi had been due to land at Kuala Lumpur early on Monday morning, instead it landed at Bangkok. “A slow decompression was detected by the pilot,” said a Malindo spokesman, who suggested it may have been caused by oxygen leaking from the fuselage.

“In our case, oxygen masks were deployed as a precautionary measure according to SOP (standard operating procedure).” The Boeing 737-900ER had 121 passengers and eight crew aboard. The incident was still being investigated.

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