Date & Time: Sep 8, 2013 at 2326 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Guangzhou – Bangkok
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Following an uneventful night schedule service from Guangzhou, the crew was cleared for an ILS approach to runway 19L at Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Airport. Following a smooth landing, the crew started the braking procedure when, after a course of about 1,000 metres, the aircraft deviated to the right then veered off runway. While contacting soft ground, the nose gear collapsed, the aircraft sank in earth and came to rest with both engines in flames. All 302 occupants were rescued, among them 14 passengers were injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Loss of control after landing after the right hand bogie beam broke due to fatigue cracks.