|Thai Airways pulls off smooth cover-up, flights delayed by up to 30 minutes after scary landing
Flights into Bangkok's main airport were delayed by at least 14 minutes, following yet another scary landing involving a Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 plane. Departures were held up for up to 30 minutes.
(Pictured, the wrecked Thai Airways plane's logo blacked out)
The head of Airports of Thailand which operates Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport told local media that 35 flights had to circle above the facility and were delayed by an average 14 minutes.
The Nation daily cited Sita Divari as saying that 45 departures were delayed by 30 minutes as of 10:15 am today.
A Thai Airways plane from Guangzhou carrying more than 288 passengers and 14 crew people skidded off the runway while landing late Sunday, injuring 14 passengers. Local media reports cited passenger as saying they saw flames on the right side of the aircraft. A 300-meter stretch of the runway was damaged.
After the accident, workers blacked out the Thai Airways logo on the tail and body of the aircraft.
The accident occurred less than two weeks after 20 passengers were injured when a Thai Airways Airbus A380 hit severe turbulence as it was descending to Hong Kong International Airport.