ASN Aircraft accident Saab 340B HS-GBG Udon Thani Airport (UTH)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Sunday 6 October 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340B
Operator:Nok Mini Airlines
Registration: HS-GBG
MSN: 340B-453
First flight: 1998-11-16 (14 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CT7-9B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Udon Thani Airport (UTH) (   Thailand)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX/VTCC), Thailand
Destination airport:Udon Thani Airport (UTH/VTUD), Thailand
A Saab 340B turboprop suffered a runway excursion at Udon Thani Airport (UTH), Thailand. No injuries were reported.
Nok Air Mini flight DD-8610 originated in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The airplane ran off the right side if the runway into the grass, causing the nose landing gear to collapse.
It has been reported that the hydraulic pump failed before landing. The crew used the manual pump to extend gear and flaps. Landing was normal and when the airplane vacated the runway there was a loss of control of brakes and steering on the parallel taxiway. After the pilot stopped the aircraft using reverse thrust, he set the parking brake and shut down the engine. The aircraft continue move foreword out of the taxiway with a 3 degree down slope and hit a sign post, causing the collapse of the nose gear.
The investigation is ongoing.

Runway excursion (veer-off)

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Distance from Chiang Mai International Airport to Udon Thani Airport as the crow flies is 430 km (269 miles).

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