The Boeing 738’s flight DD 7805 with a total of 139 passengers and crew members left Nakhon Si Thammarat at 7.40 am. bound for Don Meuang international airport.
As the plane was approaching Surat Thani, the captain contacted the control tower at Surat Thani airport asking permission for an emergency landing after one of the engines struck some unknown species of birds.
The plane landed safely and several passengers were transferred to another Nok Air flight bound for Don Meuang. Others who were not transferred because the plane was full were given a refund.
Earlier, there were two cases of emergency landings after the planes of Air Asia hit birds while airborne above Nakhon Si Thammarat.