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    Crash at Swampy


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    Nose gear failure?
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    Late Sunday night, local time in Bangkok, a Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 landed and experienced a failure of its front landing gear. Flight 679 departed from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) in China and landed at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) at about 11:00pm. The aircraft was carrying 278 passengers and 14 crew members. The airline is reporting that eight passengers were “slightly” injured.

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    Pilots distracted by drunken passenger drinking cheap guiness and singing Sylvia's Mother?
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    Appears the nose gear did not collapse but had another problem, ie: flat tyre(s?) TA's A330 made what is called an 'off runway excursion'. 555 The co-pilot was in command for landing and other factors may emerge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    Pilots distracted by drunken passenger drinking cheap guiness and singing Sylvia's Mother?
    Surely they get trained for that........

    It's always puzzled me that Airports around the world go to great lengths to discourage birds from their airports, whilst swampy with its vast networks of water channels seems to encourage birds into the airport. Accident waiting to happen........

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGC View Post
    Surely they get trained for that........

    It's always puzzled me that Airports around the world go to great lengths to discourage birds from their airports, whilst swampy with its vast networks of water channels seems to encourage birds into the airport. Accident waiting to happen........
    You probably saw them just before they were served up at the staff canteen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    You probably saw them just before they were served up at the staff canteen.
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    I noticed Thai Airways were quick to paint over the tail logo on the plane to blank it out. Never seen them move so fast 555

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    Thai Airways tries logo cover-up after A330-300 skids off runway


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    Quote Originally Posted by josho View Post
    I noticed Thai Airways were quick to paint over the tail logo on the plane to blank it out. Never seen them move so fast 555
    Yeah..555

    Noone could recognize this airline of course...555


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    Photo of A330 nosegear >



    Damage to runway 19L at Swampy >

    Cheers, Rob.
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    Image of A330 main gear >



    Photo of A330 main gear with failed boogie beam (bogey coupling) >



    Starting to look as if the incident was either a 'heavy' landing by the co-pilot, resulting in RH main gear failure which would explain the runway grooves and RH engine sparks/fire. Possibly nothing wrong with nosegear at all. Or, the main gear boogie beam failed?
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    Cheers, Rob.
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    Following the incident, workers, using a crane, blacked out the Thai Airways logo on the tail and body of the aircraft.

    Thai Airways official Smud Poom-On said that "blurring the logo" after an accident was a recommendation from Star Alliance known as the "crisis communication rule," meant to protect the image of both the airline and other members of Star Alliance.
    why not do the whole plane then?

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    ^ so much BS and misinformation ... Thai really damaged their rep over this incident. Also reported next day, was confirmation the main RH gear failed as per my post above, NOT the nose gear.

    An interesting aside is just how robust the main landing gear main legs/struts [and nose gear] really is. Think about the force [kN's?] imposed on struts dragging ~230 tonnes along a runway.
    Cheers, Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Image of A330 main gear >



    Photo of A330 main gear with failed boogie beam (bogey coupling) >



    Starting to look as if the incident was either a 'heavy' landing by the co-pilot, resulting in RH main gear failure which would explain the runway grooves and RH engine sparks/fire. Possibly nothing wrong with nosegear at all. Or, the main gear boogie beam failed?
    Is that picture of the damaged Thai plane?

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    Photo from another A330 incident.
    Cheers, Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by briofoz View Post
    Is that picture of the damaged Thai plane?
    I would suggest this is how they are designed to fail. From a heavy landing. Thus avoiding a traverse failure of the main upright piston assemble. Should this fail you have a wheel bounce back through a fuel tank a engine digging in.

    The front gear is designed to fail by folding back up and not becoming a tank rupturing object.
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