Navy flight from U-Tapao-Pattaya makes emergency landing in Far South

The Thai navy Fokker F-27 skids on the runway as it makes an emergency landing with no forward landing gear.

A navy flight from U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya Airport made an emergency landing in the Far South after its front landing gear failed to deploy.

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The Fokker F-27 landed safely and no one was injured in the Aug. 11 incident at Narathiwat Airport.


The anti-surface warfare aircraft was carrying 12 people. It has been in service for 36 years.

Navy officials lauded pilots Cmdr. ChatchawanPrasitwej and Lt. KobkitSantikul for bringing in the plane safely.

The Thai navy Fokker F-27 rests on its nose after its emergency landing at Narathiwat Airport.


Fortunately, there were no casualties thanks to the flying skills of the two navy pilots.

Rescue personnel spray foam on the plane to prevent it from catching fire. Everyone on board was safely evacuated.