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Airport warns of taking photos of landing aircraft at Nai Yang Beach

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Airport warns of taking photos of landing aircraft at Nai Yang Beach

The meeting was to address measures to prevent potential danger to tourists taking photos.

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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A meeting was held yesterday (May 17), led by the Phuket International Airport General Manager Petch Chancharoen, to discuss a YouTube post.

 

The meeting follows a ‘youtube’ channel user, ‘donprozento’, posting a video on March 10. The video shows tourists taking photos of an aircraft landing. The aircraft was landing on the runway 09.

 

The meeting was to address measures to prevent potential danger to tourists taking photos near the area as well as any problems that could be caused by a drone.

 

Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/airport-warns-of-taking-photos-of-landing-aircraft-at-mai-kho-beach

 
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7 hours ago, observer90210 said:

I find this quite sensible from the Thai Aviation Authorities, as there is no limit to the stupidity of some tourists on holiday. (and obviously from some locals also)

 

Not to mention potential terrorist threats on a space that gives tom-<deleted> and harry such close access to landing air vessels .

 

As for St Maarten, let's not forget that a girl was killed when she was trying to get blown for fun, from the rear exhaust of a jet on full throttle setting to roll and take off.

Plus drones.

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Phuket is such a busy airport that it needs a second runway to be a safe

International Airport. The twin runway concept is for safety. and it is very

needed.

Geezer

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1 hour ago, helloagain said:

Runway 09 theres only 1 runway anyway

It's 27 if approaching from the other end.

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17 hours ago, observer90210 said:

I find this quite sensible

As PIA meeting was merely to address measures to prevent potential danger to tourists, then yes, it is sensible to discuss the matter. What remains to be seen is what actual measures will be taken to prevent potential danger to tourists.

That is where sensibility really matters.

Obviously, banning anyone from the immediate beach areas (ie., quarter km strip) under the flight landing path with appropriate fencing and surveillance would be a solution. Less obvious might be to reverse 180o the direction for landing on the runway (if there's a single runway) so that the aircraft elevation is higher over the beach area on takeover. I expect something more a "window dressing" such as a sign on the beach that warns very seriously of the danger.

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It could be a prelude to terrorism. Planes have been attacked with MANPAD rockets in Egypt and Afghanistan.

 

The direction of landing is determined by the wind. Pilots must land into the prevailing direction of wind. Tailwind at approach speeds can cause a passenger plane to become suddenly unstable, flip over, and crash due to aerodynamic properties of jet wings.

 

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