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Man drives car onto Bangkok airport runway while allegedly under the influence of drugs

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A man drove his car onto the runway at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday afternoon while allegedly under the influence of drugs. The airline officials are now trying to figure out how the man was able to breach airport security and drive onto the airport runway.

Airport security vehicles were seen escorting the car off the runway, passing by an airplane. The Airports of Thailand released a statement saying the man was “quickly” apprehended.

Reports say methamphetamine was found in the man’s vehicle. He was arrested on charges of entering a restricted area of an airport, illegal possession of drugs and driving under the influence of drugs.

SOURCE : Thai Visa

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    Toby Andrews

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    He would have thought: This is a nice wide road.

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    Geoff

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Hopefully not a pilot or ATC turning up for work.

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    Mister Stretch

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    He wanted to be a pilot…”Why won’t this damn plane fly?”

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    Robert Bunker

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Perhaps the poor guy mistook the fencing for the Thai Myanmar border. Test and Quarantine that man immediately.

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    Rasputin

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Are they no manned security checkpoints/barriers to prevent unauthorised access to ‘air side’? if not WHY NOT? It’s just inexcusable incompetence of the airport authorities, heads should roll.

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    Hello There

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I read the headline and thought “I didnt know they had PCP in Thailand”
    Having now read the article, should have known it was just another ya-ba incident

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    Mr cynic

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Probably an airside pass holder showing up for work unfit for duty.
    Would be far from the first time at any airport worldwide.
    If somebody unauthorized to be there managed to evade security and gain access,that’s another matter.

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    L-Dogg

    Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Easily could happen, I was returning my rental car years ago when I got sidetracked and ended up at the entrance gate for entry onto the airside of the terminal. Gate was wide open with no one around, I could have easily rolled onto the apron and off to a runway. But since I wasn’t high on drugs at the time, and even though I knew no Thai language at the time, all the warning signs and ” No entry” I’m sure they said, made me do a quick turn around and back the other way.

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    James Pate

    Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 5:02 am

    Who is he? Is he just some unfortunate guy who took a wrong turn? A nut case? What? It would be nice to read some more details. Another “police blotter” story and I doubt there will be much follow-up.

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    brian mc

    Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 9:35 am

    he heard someone on the radio say “taxi to gate 2” and thought it was a pickup

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    Yogibaer

    Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    Like in the novel ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ by Hunter S Thompson
    Z??

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    Yogibaer

    Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Amazing Thailand,,z,?

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    DarrenF

    Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Great airport security.
    Thats why Mohammed ak wabi Abdallah II was going to use BKK for his liquid bomb plot. And Ramsi Yousef said he got through DMK no problem but opted for Manila in the end. They had more fun at the bars there.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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Bangkok police are investigating a model’s death after raiding a Chatuchak district house where the model died after being hired as a hostess. The model, Whitchayaporn ‘Wa’ Visessombut, was hired along with other women to serve drinks and entertain guests at a private residence last Monday. Then, the next day, she died of respiratory failure after being brought unconscious to Paolo Hospital Kaset.

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