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    Bangkok Airways crashes on Kho Samui, pilot killed.

    Bangkok Airways crashes on Kho Samui, pilot killed.

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    1 confirmed death in Bangkok Airways crash

    Writer: BangkokPost.com
    Published: 4/08/2009 at 03:16 PM

    A Bangkok Airways plane skidded off the runway and crashed at Samui airport on Tuesday afternoon, killing a pilot and injuring six other people.

    Flight PG 266 crashed in severe weather on arriving at the resort island in Surat Thani about 2pm from Krabi province.

    The plane reportedly skidded off the runway and collided with an old control tower as the captain attemped to land at Samui airport.

    President of Bangkok Airways Capt Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth said at a press conference at 5pm that the ATR-72 500 series with 70 seats carried 68 passengers, two pilots and two flight attendants.

    All of the passengers were foreigners from countries including Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and Israel.

    The accident killed the pilot and injured six people, four of them seriously. Those in critical condition were taken to Bangkok Samui Hospital. Two others with minor injuries were delivered to the Thai Inter Hospital, he said. The other passengers were taken to their hotels.

    Capt Puttipong did not pinpoint the cause of the crash. The airline has taken an investigation team from the Department of Aviation to the accident site at Samui airport.

    He said the dead pilot, Pilot Officer Chartchai Pansuwan, was very experienced. He had worked for the company for 19 years, and had flown this model aircraft for 14 years.

    After the crash, Thai Airways International cancelled two flights to Samui, TG 287 and TG 288, leaving more than 200 passengers stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

    Samui airport was closed after the accident.

    Initial reports on local television stations said up to 10 people had died in the crash, but the figure was rapidly reduced during the afternoon.



    >> http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/tran...ashes-on-samui
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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      #3
      Already on youtube:

      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        #4
        Very sad. I am glad however that more were not injured.

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