88 killed in Thai plane crash

17th Sep 2007

At least 88 people were killed in a plane crash in the tourist island of Phuket in Thailand.
The budget airline, One-Two-Go, came into land during a storm and skidded off the runway into a mound of earth, before it split in two and exploded into flames, according to reports.

Airlines flight OG269 was carrying 123 passengers and seven crew to Phuket from the Thai capital, Bangkok, when it crashed. There were 78 foreigners on board. 40 people escaped the wreckage and were taken to hospital - the crash survivers were at the front or rear of the aircraft.
Those injured included nationals from Australia, Britain, France, Iran, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden.

One-Two-Go, one of Thailand’s first budget airlines, was set up in December 2003 as a subsidiary of Orient Thai Airways, and services domestic routes.
This is thought to be Thailand’s deadliest aviation accident since December 1998, when 101 people were killed after a Thai Airways crashed on landing near another southern resort.



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