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    Thai Lion Air flight with engine fire lands safely

    A Thai Lion Air captain managed to bring his aircraft safely back to Don Mueang airport in Bangkok this morning, after its right engine stopped functioning and caught fire, thought to be due to the ingestion of a bird.


    The domestic flight left Don Mueang airport at about 11am.


    While the plane was airborne, the captain made a surprise announcement to the passengers that he could not continue the journey and had to take the aircraft back to Don Mueang.


    The captain, whose name has not yet been released, told passengers that he suspected that a bird had been sucked into the right engine, because they had flown through a flock of birds while at an altitude of about 6,000 feet.


    The captain said that the engine stopped functioning and he decided to shut it down. He then saw flames being emitted from the engine.


    One of the passengers, Annop Thongborisut, wrote online that several passengers fainted after they learned that one of the engines had stopped functioning and caught fire.


    He said he was half asleep when he heard the plane’s intercom system and thought he was dreaming, adding he saw flames coming from one of the engines.


    Passengers praised the captain for remaining calm and professional while flying back to the airport safely under such circumstances.


    The aircraft was in service for about five years on international flights. In June this year it was reassigned to domestic services.

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    Some anxious moments.

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    The captain, whose name has not yet been released, told passengers that he suspected that a bird had been sucked into the right engine, because they had flown through a flock of birds while at an altitude of about 6,000 feet.
    Interesting. Imagine if he'd lost both engines a la "Miracle on the Hudson".

    I wonder how that would have panned out, excuse the pun.

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    Thai Lion Mentari Co. Ltd – About us

    We are not just a Low Cost carrier but we are an airline that provides superior products and services.

    Apparently not: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Airline_...-Thai-Lion-Air

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Thai Lion
    They're one of the few regional carriers that fly into Swampy as I recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topper View Post
    carriers that fly into swampy as i recall.
    i often use thai smile to bangkok from here as they check all my 35kg bags through to copenhagen
    on return no queue bags waiting at int ciq was in can\b home 10m after landing in spe only 3 int arrivals that day
    there is also BANGKOK AIWAYS VIS BK TO SAMUI
    vietjetair go there from c rai but do not check bags through for me, possibly vietnam?
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    comes across as an angry Frank Spencer.
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    I have a genius level IQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    He said he was half asleep when he heard the plane’s intercom system and thought he was dreaming, adding he saw flames coming from one of the engines.

    Chillingly foretold by the renaisance painter, Raphael...

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    Spooky!

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    YES SOME ARE CLIMBING UP THE BACKSIDE TO AVOID THE HEAT
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