Monday, February 19, 2018

NokAir, de Havilland Dash 8-400, HS-DQA: Incident occurred February 18, 2018 at Sakon Nakhon Airport (SNO), Thailand

NokAir said on Monday that it had “taken all remedy measures” for passengers after a flight from Sakon Nakhon to Don Muang Airport had to return to its origin for an emergency landing on Sunday.

NokAir said the captain of Flight DD9407, which left Sakon Nakhon International Airport at 3.10pm, properly observed safety precautions by returning to land at the airport following an engine malfunction.

The de Havilland Dash 8-400 with 84 passengers on board returned two minutes after it took off after smoke was seen coming from an engine compartment.

In a statement, NokAir said some passengers were transferred to fly Flight DD9521 that left the Nakhon Phanom International Airport at 9.10pm and reached Don Muang Airport at 10.20pm. Other passengers were allowed to reschedule their flights at their convenience or get a refund.

Original article ➤

A NokAir plane made an emergency landing at Sakon airport on Sunday afternoon after flames were seen coming from one of its two engines and the propeller stopped turning shortly after takeoff.

Flight DD9407, a de Havilland Dash 8-400 carrying 84 passengers, left Sakon Nakhon airport about 3.10pm, due to arrive at Don Mueang airport at 4.35pm.

A few minutes later it suddenly turned back to Sakon Nakhon airport and made an emergency landing. Some passengers were transferred to another flight heading for Don Mueang late on Sunday night.

Passengers on the aborted flight took videos of the failing engine and the landing and posted them on social media.

One passenger wrote on his Facebook account that he saw flames coming from the engine exhaust on two occasions before the propeller stopped turning.

Nok Air had technicians check the defective plane at Sakon Nakhon airport and used another aircraft for scheduled flights between the northeastern province and Bangkok on Monday.

The airline has apologized to its customers.

Original article can be found here ➤

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