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Phuket-bound plane veers off runway

Sep 22. 2016
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A flight from Bangkok skidded off the runway while landing at Phuket International Airport Wednesday evening.
Thai Airways flight TG 221 departed from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 6:15pm, bound to arrive in Phuket at 7:35pm. 
A statement issued by Thai Airways read that poor weather conditions and visibility were reported at the time of the flight’s arrival but the crew was given the green light to land. The statement also read that Thai Airways officials suspect that a gust of wind blew the plane off the runway during the landing. 
None of the 138 passengers or 14 crew members were injured, it was reported. 
Thai Airways representatives also reported that four wheels of the plane were damaged during the incident, and stated that the plane has been grounded until a full inspection could be conducted, as per Thailand’s aviation regulations.
Airport director Monrudee Gettuphan said that damage caused to the runway in the incident has already been repaired and that there had been no delays from the incident.
-- Phuket Gazette -- 

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