Electrical short circuit closes runway at Krabi Airport, Thailand

Thai and overseas passengers had been left stranded at Krabi International Airport in southern Thailand yesterday night after the runway was closed due to an electrical brief circuit, causing disruption to a quantity of flights.
Refund introduced at eight.30pm that the airport despatched out a Notice to Airmen (NOTEM) saying the short-term closure of the airport from 6-8pm because of emergency electrical maintenance.
According to the submit, a brief circuit occurred within the junction box on the runway beginning a hearth affecting the runway’s electrical techniques.
Electricity on the runway was shut off for 2 hours while the problem was investigated and repaired.
The Department of Airports said six home routes experienced delays…
The department reported that no international flights had been affected.
However, ThaiRath reviews that a flight from Russia – believed by AseanNow reporters to be an Alaska Airlines flight – was scheduled to land at Krabi Airport at 1am, however was redirected to land at another airport.
Sanook reported that six airlines had been affected.
News outlet js100 reported that the difficulty was fixed by eleven.30pm and the runway has been working as regular since.
One Thai passenger affected by the issue shared on her Facebook account that…
“The airport closed its runway to fix the electrical system but did not formally announce the issue to the passengers waiting on the airport. The airport left every airline to handle their travellers independently as if the airport had nothing to do with the difficulty. Some people knew what happened, while many others, significantly foreigners, did not. If I was not angry and tried to ask the workers, I wouldn’t know what had occurred. I heard from some officers that it was the first time this had happened.”

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