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flydubai flight makes safe emergency landing at U-Tapao airport

An flydubai Airbus A319, en route to the Philippines from Dubai, safely made an emergency landing early this morning at U-Tapao airport in Sattahip, Chon Buri province, after its landing gear failed to deploy, according to Thai news media..

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The flight, carrying 100 passengers and nine crew, requested an emergency landing at about 1am this morning, due to a technical problem with the landing gear.

Air traffic controllers at the airport quickly alerted ground staff to prepare for an emergency landing, prompting the rapid arrival of more than 40 ambulances from Rayong and Chonburi. Despite the urgent response, the aircraft landed safely at 1:05 a.m. after its landing gear fully deployed, causing a slight skid off the runway.

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The aircraft remained at U-Tapao airport for approximately one hour for maintenance and refueling before resuming travel to its destination.

-Thailand News (TN) / Thai news agencies

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