Plane makes emergency landing at U-Tapao

A flydubai Airbus A319 from Dubai to the Philippines makes a safe landing at U-tapao airport in Rayong in the early hours of Saturday after its landing gear failed to deploy. (Photo: FM91 Trafficpro Facebook)
A flydubai Airbus A319 from Dubai to the Philippines makes a safe landing at U-tapao airport in Rayong in the early hours of Saturday after its landing gear failed to deploy. (Photo: FM91 Trafficpro Facebook)

A flydubai plane travelling from Dubai to the Philippines made an emergency landing at U-Tapao airport in Rayong in the early hours of Saturday after its landing gear failed to deploy. No injuries were reported.

The captain of the jet asked to land at the navy-owned airport shortly after midnight after its wheels failed to descend.

Airport authorities quickly went on maximum alert with more than 30 ambulances, medics and rescue workers from Rayong and nearby Chon Buri province deployed.

The plane made a safe landing at about 1.05am. After all systems were checked, the plane took off for its original destination in the Philippines at about 1.45am.

Initial reports that there were about 100 passengers onboard were incorrect, said authorities, who said that the jet was carrying only two captains and seven crew.

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Vocabulary

  • alert: prepared to deal with something dangerous - ตื่นตัว ระวัง
  • authority (noun): a person or government agency who has the power to make decisions or enforce the law - เจ้าหน้าที่ผู้มีอำนาจ
  • captain: a ship captain; the person who is in charge of a ship and runs the ship while at sea -
  • crew: the people who work on a ship, aircraft, etc. - ลูกเรือ
  • deploy: to put in place ready for use - นำมาใช้
  • descend: to go down - ลงมา
  • initial: early; first - เบื้องต้น
  • landing gear (noun): the part of an aircraft, including the wheels, that supports it when it is landing and taking off; undercarriage - ล้อหรือส่วนใดๆ ที่ใช้รับน้ำหนักเมื่อลงสู่พื้นดิน
  • medic (noun): a doctor or medical student; a person in an emergency situation who gives people medical treatment - แพทย์,นักศึกษาแพทย์,เจ้าหน้าที่แพทย์
  • original: existing at the beginning of a particular period, process or activity - ซึ่งเป็นแบบฉบับ, ต้นกำเนิด
  • rescue worker: a person who save someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation - ผู้ช่วยชีวิต

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