Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOME // Phuket News // Major fire drill held at Phuket Airport

Major fire drill held at Phuket Airport

Facebook/Phuket International Airport - HKT

Don’t freak out at the billowing flumes of thick black smoke coming from the airport!

A major fire practice drill was held at Phuket International Airport yesterday, with plumes of smoke sent into the air around the facility. According to a Phuket Express report, the public was given advance notice of the drill, in order to allay any potential concerns.

The drill was held between 10am and midday yesterday, near the airport’s only east/west airport. As part of the practice, a large amount of smoke could be seen in the air around the airport.

Facebook/Phuket International Airport – HKT

Fire drills are regularly held at Phuket Airport in order to ensure the facility is prepared in the event of such a real-life emergency.

Airport bosses have apologised for the inconvenience but stressed the importance of checking their safety measures and providing real life training.

The last major crash at the Phuket International Airport was in 2007 when a One-Two-GO Airlines Flight from Bangkok to Phuket, Thailand. On September 16, about 15:41, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 crashed into an embankment beside runway 27 at Phuket’s airport, bursting into flames upon impact during an attempted go-around after an aborted landing. The incident killed 90 of the 130 persons on board. The incident was the third deadliest aviation incident to occur in Thailand.

One Two GO flight crash at Phuket

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

Advertisement Phuket Go Advertisement sidebar_1

TRENDING

5 Star Marine Phuket

You May Also Like

Phuket News

Friday, June 14, 2024 – Phuket weather, sunset times, air quality and tides (7am) Moderate to occasionally fresh west to north-westerly onshore winds are driving...

Phuket News

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – Phuket weather forecast Increasing cloud today with a corresponding increase in winds from east. The slightly overcast conditions should...

National News

UPDATE: There has been another NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) issued in the past 24 hours which changes Item 5, which MAY provide an...

Phuket Life

No. The December 26, 2004, event, known as the Asian Tsunami, Indian Ocean Tsunami or the Boxing Day Tsunami, was an extremely rare event...