Дата: 01-08-22 12:00

Nok Air Boeing 737-800 Skids Off Runway At Chiang Rai Airport

Nok Air Boeing 737-The airline blamed heavy rain as all onboard walked away uninjured.

A Nok Air Boeing 737-800 operating a domestic flight in Thailand slid off the runway upon landing amid heavy rain. Fortunately, nobody was injured and all passengers and crew made it safely off the aircraft. We take a closer look at this incident below.

Nok Air flight slides off runway

On Saturday evening, Nok Air Flight DD108 from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI) skidded off the runway after landing at its destination.

The flight took off from Bangkok at 8:03 PM for the hour-long journey to northern Thailand. After touching down at 9:06 PM, pilots could not control the aircraft on the slippery surface as heavy rains in the region continued.

The pilots ultimately managed to bring the Boeing 737-800 to a halt with all four wheels off the runway and none of the six crew or 164 passengers were injured.

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Nok Air stated,

"Heavy rain caused the plane to slip off the runway. The pilot was able to maneuver the plane safely and take all passengers and crew from the plane into the terminal without any injuries."

Passengers in the terminal building were provided with refreshments and snacks while waiting for their luggage.

Airport closed until Wednesday

Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport closed in the aftermath of the runway incident and initially planned to shut on Sunday from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

However, the airport extended its closure until Wednesday as it conducts an investigation and clears the runway.

Nok Air has canceled all flights to Chiang Rai due to this incident. Thai AirAsia, Thai VietJet, and Thai Smile are operating bus services to transport their passengers to Chiang Mai International Airport, located around 200km away.

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Nok Air Boeing 737-800 - HS-DBR

The aircraft involved in this incident is a seven-year-old Boeing 737-800 operated by Nok Air. The jet (registration: HS-DBR) was delivered to Nok Air in December 2014 and is now owned by aviation lessor ALAFCO.

Seating 189 passengers in economy, the aircraft was around 87% full when this incident occurred, with 164 passengers onboard.

This 737 was involved in an incident before it had even taken flight after the train transporting its fuselage derailed. The train, carrying six Boeing 737 fuselages and other large parts, derailed in Montana on its way from Wichita to Seattle, dumping narrowbody fuselages into the Clark Fork River.

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