Nok Air blames broken landing gear

[The Nation] A Nok Air flight from Chiang Mai on Sunday skidded off the runway on landing in Udon Thani, presumably because of the broken landing gear.

Narong Ponlaiard, vice governor of Udon Thani, was at the scene. He was briefed by a Nok Air officer who attributed the accident to the broken landing gear. Unable to turn right while on the taxi way, the pilot decided to hit the earthen wall on the side. The front wheel was broken.

The plane stopped about 600 metres off the passenger terminal.No injury is reported.

The Flight DD8610 left Chiang Mai at 7.25am and landed in Udon Thani at 8.45am. Boarding the small plane were 26 passengers.

On August 7, the airline also reported an accident in Trang. Its Bangkok-bound flight slid off the runway at Trang airport while preparing for takeoff in heavy rain. All 142 passengers on Flight DD 7411, many of them foreign tourists, and crew were uninjured.

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