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Fire Ravages Airplane Graveyard In Bangkok

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Fire Ravages Airplane Graveyard In Bangkok

Fire destroyed abandoned planes at a well-known ‘aeroplane graveyard’ in Bangkok that used to be popular with tourists.

The wasteland with an old Boeing 747 and two McDonnell Douglas MD-82 was listed on TripAdvisor as one of the most unusual abandoned places in the world to explore.

However, nearby residents were disturbed by black smoke and strong chemical odours coming from one of the junked planes on Wednesday night (March 24).

Fire crews tackled the blaze and brought it under control shortly after 10:15pm. They believe it started in dry grass before engulfing one of the jets.

The cause of the fire had not been concluded yet and the officials were further investigating.



Bangkok’s Airplane Graveyard is a large open wasteland that became popular among tourists and photographers who explored abandoned aircraft. It was mentioned on blogs as one of the best urban exploration sites in the world.

Opportunistic squatters and homeless people even began charging people 200 baht to get into the wasteland and see the planes.

The junked Boeing 747 and two McDonnell Douglas MD-82 were dumped there in 2010 following a crash in Phuket, Thailand, in which 85 passengers and five crew members. Eight British tourists perished in the accident.

Both of the two smaller planes belonged to defunct carrier One-Two-Go Airlines, which was banned between 2009 and 2010 from operating in European Union nations due to safety concerns.

The owners later changed the name to Orient Thai Airlines following the accident and changed the fleet – selling the two smaller planes for scrap before they were dumped on the wasteland in the Ramkhamhaeng district.

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Five Dead In Bangkok Bound Bus Fire

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Five people, three adults and two children, died in the early hours of Tuesday morning when the Bangkok bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in Khon Kaen Province.

12 passengers who suffered serious injuries are being treated at Sirindhorn Hospital while 16 others managed to flee the inferno unscathed.

The bus driver, 48-year-old Phsamdee Khamkhon, told police the bus had left Udon Thani heading for Mo Chit in Bangkok on Monday night as scheduled.

He said as he was passing through Ban Haet district he had a tyre blow out which suddenly set the back of the bus ablaze. The fire spread rapidly and by the time he stopped the vehicle, it was engulfed in flames.

It took firefighters 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

Maj. Gen. Putthipong Musikul, Deputy Chief of Khon Kaen Provincial Police, led a team of investigators to examine the wreckage this morning and question all who managed to escape.

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Thonglor Police Chief And His Deputy Transferred To Inactive Posts Over Covid Cluster

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The Thonglor police chief and his deputy have been transferred to inactive posts at the operations centre of the Metropolitan Police Division 5 headquarters effective immediately.

Pol Col Duangchote Suwanjaras, superintendent of Thonglor police station, and Pol Lt Col Thanakorn Ngamyen, the station’s acting deputy superintendent have been kicked out after it came to light the latest Covid cluster originated from two clubs in their district.

A committee was set up on April 9 by Pol Maj Gen Sopon Sarapat, the commander of Metropolitan Police Division 5, to conduct an investigation into the origin of the outbreak.

In order to ensure the investigation was just, fair and transparent, it was deemed both officers had to be transferred.

Under the same order, Pol Col Kampanat Aroonkirirote, deputy commander of Metropolitan Police Division 5, was assigned as acting Thonglor police chief and Pol Thanathip Chompuwanich, chief of crime suppression at Thonglor police station, as acting deputy chief of the station during their absence.

The order is effective from Monday 12th April until further notice.

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CAAT Bans Food & Drinks On Domestic Flights

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has prohibited airlines from serving food and drinks to passengers onboard domestic flights in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 beginning April 13.

The order also covers the eating and drinking of food or beverages brought by passengers.

The ban will be in effect until the situation improves or a new regulation is announced.

CAAT has also prohibited the distribution of newspapers, magazines or any pamphlets, except those related to safety, to minimize passengers touching surfaces that could spread the virus.

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