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Originally posted by EJHoover
All of this is assuming that the plane has made it down to the ground in some way shape or form as in Thailand. He did say that scenarios that involved planes coming out of the sky at 600MPH, even if there is enough legroom to allow you to get your head between your knees, were not really survivable.
Orient Thai Director K. Udom arrived in Phuket last night. In addition to expressing his regrets and condolences, he said the airline will provide free transport and accommodation to the family members of all survivors as well as an initial compensation payment of 100,000 baht for each victim.
22nd loss of a MD-80
6th worst accident involving a MD-80 (at the time)
6th worst accident involving a MD-80 (currently)
3rd worst accident in Thailand (at the time)
3rd worst accident in Thailand (currently)
Weather around the time of the accident (ca 09:00 Z) included: VTSP 160900Z 27012KT 1000 RA SCT015 BKN110 BKN300 24/23 Q1006 2973.