Nok Air flight slides off runway in Chiang Rai, nobody injured
A Nok Air aircraft slid off the runway while landing at Chiang Rai’s Mae Fah Luang Airport on Saturday night. No injuries were reported.
The mishap took place at about 9pm while the Boeing 737-800 was trying to land during heavy rain. There were 164 passengers and six crew on board the Nok Air flight DD108 that had taken off from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok.
“All passengers and crew disembarked and were transported to the terminal safely,” the airline said. “The company will cooperate with related agencies to investigate the cause of the incident.”
The passengers were later helped with their luggage and provided snacks, beverages and accommodation.
However, in a Facebook post a passenger complained that the airline’s evacuation procedure was very slow and many of them were short of breath as they were forced to wait in the aircraft for over an hour.
After disembarking the passengers had to wait for another hour for the bus to the terminal.