A Thai Airways flight TG683 collided with an EVA Air flight BR189 on a runway at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, causing no reported injuries. Approximately 260 people were on the Thai airline, while approximately 200 were aboard the EVA Air aircraft.
Thai Airways explained that the incident occurred when the plane was moving toward taxiway L15. The winglet on the right side of the plane collided with the tail of the EVA Air aircraft parked at taxiway L14. Extensive damage was caused to the upper section of the wing, rendering the plane unable to continue flying. All passengers and crew were unharmed.
Haneda Airport closed its 3,000-metre Runway A following the incident. The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism reported that around 260 people were on the Thai Airways plane, while around 200 were on the EVA Air aircraft.
In a Facebook post by THAI Corporate Communications, Thai Airways stated that…
“The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) was investigating the details of the incident involving both airlines. Thai Airways will also conduct its own investigation to determine the cause of the collision and provide updates on its progress.”
As for Thai Airways Flight TG683 from Tokyo (Haneda) to Bangkok, it was operating with an Airbus A330-300 that carried 250 passengers and had 14 crew members on board.
In other news on Thai Airways, last month reported that the airline will merge with its subsidiary Thai Smile as part of its overall restructuring plan. The merger is set to be completed this year.
Currently, Thai Smile operates under its own Air Operator Certificate (AOC), managing operations independently of THAI. Once the merger is complete, THAI will manage Thai Smile’s fleet planning, scheduling, and route network. The merger is expected to pave the way for better coordination of short-haul and long-haul flights at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, higher capacity, improved utilisation, lower unit costs, and improved economies of scale.
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