Thai Airways 747-400 Runway Excursion

Late on October 8th, Thai Airways 747-400 (Registration HS-TGF) was involved in a ‘partial’ runway excursion at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand at 22:48 local time. The aircraft was landing at the airport in inclement weather conditions whilst operating flight TG679 from Guangzhou.

Thai Airways released a statement saying: “There was heavy rain upon landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport and the aircraft experienced a partial excursion from the runway, whereby the aircraft came to a complete stop,” adding “Thai is coordinating with functions concerned to investigate the cause of this incident,”.

Images seen on social media indicate that the aircraft stopped at a grassy patch, next to what appears to be a taxiway. The left wing may have suffered some damage, and a white object, apparently from the jet, was visible on the grass near the aircraft but despite this there were no injuries to the 97 passengers and 18 crew on board. HS-TGF is an American made Boeing 747-400 aircraft in service with Thai Airways since it’s delivery to the carrier in 2007.

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Image on Twitter showing the extent of the damage to Thai’s Boeing 747. (c) Khongsak

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