Thai Airways Boeing 777 Experiences Temporary Runway Excursion

Photo: AIP Bangladesh

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A Thai Airways Boeing 777-200  performing flight from Bangkok (Thailand) to Dhaka (Bangladesh) with 172 passengers and 14 crew, landed on Dhaka’s runway in heavy rains but burst its right hand main tyres and temporarily veered off the runway to the right.

The aircraft returned onto the runway and became disabled while attempting to vacate the runway via the high speed turn off.

The airline reported the aircraft landed in heavy rains, the right hand tyres burst, the pilots however were able to safely control the aircraft.

Ground observers reported the aircraft veered to the right after touchdown obviously contacting a number of runway edge lights and returned onto the runway.


The damaged tyres