One-Two-Go Airlines MD-82 plane crash
The MD-82 belonging to One-Two-Go airline departed Bangkok, Thailand, for a domestic service to Phuket, Thailand. The jet was carrying 123 passengers and seven crew members when it left Bangkok. The aircraft crashed as it attempted to land at its destination airport in bad weather.
It was raining at Phuket when the MD-82 approached the airport, and the visibility was very poor. On landing the airplane skidded off the side of the runway, broke into two and ended into trees. The plane was then engulfed in smoke and fire and caught fire.
89 people onboard were killed, and several others injured. Some victims died of fire; some were thrown out of the airplane.
The causes of the accident are unknown yet. While the plane was on final approach, the control tower warned the crew of a treacherous wind shear at the airport, but the pilot decided to land anyway. The wind-shear (sudden change in wind direction that can destabilize a plane) had probably caused the aircraft to dive and hit the runway. Then, heavy rains could have contributed to the plane skidding off the runway. The pilot had reportedly asked to abandon the landing and circle around again because he could not see the runway, but the plane was already too low.