THAI clarifies incident concerning flgiht TG 943 routed Madrid —Rome

ข่าวทั่วไป -- Mon 17 Jul 2006 11:19:22
Bangkok--17 Jul--Thai Airways

The Corporate Communications Department of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) provides clarification on the incident involving THAI’s aircraft flight TG 943 routed Madrid —Rome.

On Saturday 15 July 2006, at 11.45 hours (local time) flight TG943, utilizing Boeing 747-400 aircraft, scheduled to depart Madrid to Rome, was taxiing on the runway at Madrid airport and collided with a wing of Air France’s parked Fokker aircraft. As a result of this collision, the tips of the right wing of THAI’s aircraft was damaged.

An immediate investigation into this incident has been conducted by THAI’s Technical Department. A repair of the damage has also been conducted by THAI’s technical department which has now been completed and the aircraft is now back into normal operation, scheduled to depart Madrid on Sunday 16 July 2006 at 11.45 hours (local time) and will arrive Bangkok on Monday 17 July 2006 at 06.45 hours (local time)

The flight was carrying the total of 240 passengers on board. There has been no report of any injuries in the incident. Hotel accommodation were provided for some passengers, while alternatives flights were arranged for other passengers.

The Aviation authorities of Spain is conducting an investigation into this incident. The progress of the investigation will soon be reported to the public.

THAI would like to reassure all customers and public that safety of passengers and aircraft is airline’s top priority. THAI has continually developed and maintained to offer the highest standard of safety and quality services and products.