Thai AW Intl - Airbus A330-300 - 08.09.2013

Type SUBSTANTIAL
Date & Time 08.09.2013 :: 23:30
Country Thailand
Location Bongkok-Suvarnabhumi Intl AP (VTBS)
Airline Thai AW Intl
A/C Type Airbus A330-300
A/C Register HS-TEF
Flight Number TG 679
From Guangzhou
To Bangkok
Via

On landing runway 19L at Suvarnabhumi Airport in darkness but calm weather and unlimited visibility, the A330 veered off the right side of the runway where it came to rest on soft ground. Before coming to a stop, the nosegear collapsed. All passengers evacuated via the left hand side chutes. A total of eight injuries - most likely occured during the evacuation process - have been reported. The Airbus A330 received major damage to its nose, both engines and wings. Early reports by airline officials indicate that a fault with htenosegear may have lead to a loss of steering control after touchdown.