Charter plane in emergency landing
- Published: 31 Jul 2013 at 22.13
- Online news:
An Orient Thai charter aircraft carrying 137 Chinese passengers made a safe emergency landing at Surat Thani International Airport late Wednesday evening after experiencing engine failure, and then suffered a flat tyre, causing it to get stuck on the runway and forcing another arriving plane to fly back to Bangkok.
The pilot of the plane contacted airport authorities for permission to land at about 7pm on a trip from Shenzhen's Huangtian Airport to Phuket.
After landing, the plane taxied to the end of the runway and when it was making a U-turn, the aircraft’s rear left tyre slipped from the edge of the runway onto the surface of an adjacent runway which is under construction, resulting in a flat tyre.
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