Pilot killed in Bangkok Air crash on SamuiAugust 4th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
The Pilot has been reportedly killed and more than 40 others injured when a Bangkok Airlines flight from Krabi to the Thailand holiday island of Koh Samui crashed while landing this afternoon.
Initial reports say the flight was attempting to land during heavy rain when slid off the runway and crashed into the emergency services command building housing the airports firefighting and ambulance vehicles.
Reports from the accident scene say the aircraft, a 68-seat propeller-driven ATR-72, was on a scheduled flight from the southern Thailand city when the crash occurred.
Bangkok Airways was established in 1968 as Sahakol Air operating air-taxi services and began scheduled flights in 1986, becoming Thailand’s first privately-owned domestic airline.
- One dead, 40 injured in Thailand air crash - Aug 05, 2009
- Plane slides off runway on Thai holiday island, one dead (Lead) - Aug 04, 2009
- Plane slides off runway on Thai holiday island - Aug 04, 2009
- Bangkok Airways connects Bangalore and Thailand - Oct 04, 2011
- Reports of near-misses in Delhi untrue: Airport authority - May 20, 2011
- Alliance Air to increase flights to north east - May 18, 2011
- Hundreds of stranded tourists rescued in flood-hit Thailand - Apr 01, 2011
- Close shave at Kerala airport? - Dec 09, 2011
- 10 injured as plane makes emergency landing in Lahore - Aug 31, 2012
- Mumbai airport reopened after five-hour closure for repairs - Apr 23, 2011
- Major plane accident averted in Chennai - Sep 24, 2011
- Jet Airways plans new service to Riyadh, Bangkok - Nov 08, 2011
- Pakistani plane with 127 on board crashes, no survivors (Third Lead) - Apr 21, 2012
- No safety norms violated in Goa: Kingfisher Airlines - Apr 13, 2011
- Myanmar to launch new private airline - Jan 25, 2011
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,