Jump to content

Investigation Launched Into Airport Runway Incident


snoop1130
 Share

Recommended Posts

94fefd196011754e00758b3f72489856_small.jpg

 

BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Transport has launched an investigation into a Thai AirAsia flight that landed on the wrong runway at Don Mueang Airport, which could have resulted in a serious aviation accident.

 

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) reported that the Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Committee (AAIC) is currently investigating the incident that occurred on May 4, 2022, in which Thai AirAsia Flight FD3141 landed on a different runway than the one scheduled. Although no injuries were reported, an investigation was launched since the incident can be deemed serious under Annex 13 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) convention.

 

Keep up to date with all things Thailand - Join our daily ASEAN NOW Thailand Newsletter - Click to subscribe

 

The Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai) said it has summoned air-traffic control officers for questioning, adding that anyone found at fault could face temporary suspension. Thai AirAsia has meanwhile apologized for the incident and suspended the flight’s pilot and co-pilot pending an investigation.

 

According to CAAT, the investigation is expected to be completed within 30 days. The agency will then determine who is to be held responsible and use the data to develop prevention measures to ensure that similar incidents do not occur in the future.

 

nnt.jpg
-- © Copyright NNT 2022-05-25
 

- Cigna offers a range of visa-compliant plans that meet the minimum requirement of medical treatment, including COVID-19, up to THB 3m. For more information on all expat health insurance plans click here.

Link to post
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai) said it has summoned air-traffic control officers for questioning, adding that anyone found at fault could face temporary suspension.

Nice to see positive action being taken

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Alarming…….ATC, Captain and First Officer approach and land on the wrong runway…….

Link to post
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, Geoffggi said:

Nice to see positive action being taken

It sounds like air traffic control may be at fault as the pilot and co-pilot are strictly checked for alcohol.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

According to CAAT, the investigation is expected to be completed within 30 days. The agency will then determine who is to be held responsible and use the data to develop prevention measures to ensure that similar incidents do not occur in the future.

Can only be the pilots, as they have already stated that they landed on the wrong runway....

As for prevention measures they already exist.

Instruments are in the aircraft which give the pilots a visual indication of their aircraft position in relation to the "indicated landing runway" during a VFR laanding.

however if you don't look at them and "presume" you're correct then you won't know for sure.

No need for extra measures, just use the ones already installed to prevent this from happening.

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, kcpattaya said:

R = L

No Plobplem...

In an article in another publication, the sometimes murky distinction with Thai speakers between spoken "L" & "R" could have been at the center of this incident.  The runways in question both have either L or R in their designation

Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Can only be the pilots, as they have already stated that they landed on the wrong runway....

As for prevention measures they already exist.

Instruments are in the aircraft which give the pilots a visual indication of their aircraft position in relation to the "indicated landing runway" during a VFR laanding.

however if you don't look at them and "presume" you're correct then you won't know for sure.

No need for extra measures, just use the ones already installed to prevent this from happening.

 

Did ATC tell the pilots to land on the "wrong" runway? When the tapes are played back they will find out, if its ATC or the pilots.

  • Confused 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, vandeventer said:

It sounds like air traffic control may be at fault as the pilot and co-pilot are strictly checked for alcohol.

So you're saying that drink is to blame? I bet you're a tee totaller!

Link to post
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, sambum said:

So you're saying that drink is to blame? I bet you're a tee totaller!

 

10 minutes ago, sambum said:

So you're saying that drink is to blame? I bet you're a tee totaller!

No, and I am not a TEA person as it is much too strong for me.

Link to post
Share on other sites

What time the accident occurred?

Usually the runway code is shown in big letters on the ground. 

Also it must have been visible on the digital map on the aircraft?

And for communication with the tower, don't they use some prefix for single letters like 21 Romeo and 21 Lima?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, CLW said:

What time the accident occurred?

Usually the runway code is shown in big letters on the ground. 

Also it must have been visible on the digital map on the aircraft?

And for communication with the tower, don't they use some prefix for single letters like 21 Romeo and 21 Lima?

Maybe they were practising sign language ? 😂

Link to post
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, wombat said:

Doesn't matter...all the amulets were up to date.

Fly like they drive ..any direction ..anywhere ..anytime..

  • Haha 2
  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Asquith Production said:

Come on. Its hard enough to land a plane but even harder when on your phone

Possible flight attendant distraction in the cockpit..........

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

38 minutes ago, Jimbo 12345 said:

Lot if aviation experts on this topic  55555

Yes many expert from computer chair

 

Investigation report will show who is fault


Here is correct landing at 21R 

 

 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, dddave said:

In an article in another publication, the sometimes murky distinction with Thai speakers between spoken "L" & "R" could have been at the center of this incident.  The runways in question both have either L or R in their designation

Don't they use NATO Phonetic alphabet  (i.e. Romeo / Lima) in Tower control-airplane communications?

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, martand said:

Don't they use NATO Phonetic alphabet  (i.e. Romeo / Lima) in Tower control-airplane communications?

No.

Link to post
Share on other sites

By the way, I think it's ICAO phonetic alpahbet, not NATO!!

And, yes, taxiways are referred to using the phonetic alphabet....." take taxiway Alpha and hld short of Juliet" for example.

But not runways normally.....although I've heard some ( mostly Japanese  and Korean) pilots read back using the "runway 25 Romeo" etc.

Which is fine.. a bit like mask wearing....a personal choice, or part of their SOP's

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, mikeymike100 said:

Did ATC tell the pilots to land on the "wrong" runway? When the tapes are played back they will find out, if its ATC or the pilots.

ATC cannot tell you to land on the "wrong runway"?
You land on the one they tell you to, if you do that then there is no problem

[unless it's closed for some reason]

these guys landed on another one to what they were told to.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...