One confirmed dead in Bangkok Airways crash in Samui

August 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Local News & Event

A Bangkok Airways plane skidded off the runway and crashed at Samui airport on Tuesday afternoon, resulting in at least one confirmed death and seven injured. Flight PG 266 crashed in severe weather on arriving at the resort island in Surat Thani about 2pm from Krabi province. Witnesses said the ATR72 twin turbo-propĀ  landed in a strong crosswind, veered off the runway and crashed into an old control tower now being used as a parking area for fire engines.

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