Gate E1A and Smooking Room sign at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Gate E1A and Smooking Room sign at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Photo: David McKelvey / flickr.

Over 400 flights delayed at Suvarnabhumi airport after THAI plane skidded off runway

Altogether 448 flights arriving at and departing from Suvarnabhumi international airport on Tuesday were delayed after a THAI Boeing 744 plane skidded out off the runway and with some of its wheels stuck on the ground forcing the airport authorities to close the western runway.

Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisit said that the western runway, was closed from 12.30 am to 5 pm after Thai Airways International’s flight TG 679 bound for Guangzhou skidded out off the runway and its left-side wheels got stuck on the ground.

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By Thai PBS World

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