Nok Air returns to Sakhon Nakhon shortly after takeoff

A Nok Air plane on a flight from Sakhon Nakhon to Don Mueang airport yesterday (Feb 18) was forced to return to the airport after less than a minute of take-off after having engine trouble.

The incident was revealed on the Facebook page of the Thai Aviation Club after a passenger on Flight DD9407 posted a video footage showing the turbo-prop airplane Bombardier dash 8 Q400 has developed engine trouble.

The passenger said flame was seen coming out twice of one left engine. The plane shook slightly and the engine stopped, not knowing if the pilot switched off the troubled engine himself or the engine went out of work itself.

The poster said shortly later the pilot made a circle and returned to the airport and made a safe emergency landing.

The poster pressed a call button to inquire about the incident from the flight attendant while adding that the pilot was able to control the situation in crisis with no sign of panic while announcing calmly in Thai about the emergence landing.

All the passengers were later transferred in five buses to Nakhon Phanom airport to continue their travel on B737-800 plane at 9.25pm to Don Mueang.