THAI flight TG794 Lands Safely at Los Angeles International Airport

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Wednesday September 8, 2010 16:42
Bangkok--8 Sep--Thai Airways

Today, 8 September 2010, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Ampon Kittiampon, said that flight TG794 from Bangkok to Los Angeles landed safely on 7 September 2010 at Los Angeles International Airport following a bomb threat on this flight.

The situation began with a passenger finding a note in the lavatory and alerted cabin crew who informed the captain. US federal authorities were then informed and took immediate preparatory procedures for such situations upon the aircraft landing in Los Angeles. Since receiving this notification in the early morning of 07 September, THAI Chairman and THAI Management took immediate action in closely monitor the situation with all concerned departments.

Flight TG794, utilizing Airbus A340-500, registration number HS-TLC, carrying 171 passengers and 18 crew member, totalling 189 persons onboard left Bangkok International Airport (Suvarnabhumi) at 1930 hours and landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport at 2051 hours (Los Angeles time).

At the moment, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Transportation Security Administration and Los Angeles World Airports Authority are conducting a security screening of all baggage, passengers, crew, and the aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport. The aircraft is awaiting confirmation from the authorities for releasing the aircraft for the return flight to Bangkok.

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