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Officials seek Aussie jet crash survivors

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by fLIP, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    CONSULAR officials are still trying to determine how many Australians were aboard a budget airliner which crashed and burst into flames at the Thai resort of Phuket, killing at least 87 people.

    Forty more were missing after the One-Two-Go flight from Bangkok went down in driving rain today. Around half of the 123 people on board were foreigners.

    Two of the 29 known survivors were reportedly Australian and were being treated in a Phuket hospital.

    A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said the Australian embassy in Bangkok and the honorary consulate in Phuket were urgently trying to confirm how many Australians were in the crash.

    “The Australian honorary consul in Phuket is on hand at the airport to provide any assistance to affected Australians and a consular official from Bangkok is travelling to Phuket,” the spokesman said.

    “The embassy is contacting hospitals in the Phuket area.”

    Any member of the public concerned about family members or friends believed to have been on board are advised to first attempt to contact that person directly.
     
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    You flying with this mob over there Garts?
     
  3. Garts

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    No, all our flights around Thailand are with the Bangkok Airways, think they are the biggest domestic carrier around Thailand.

    Who are you with?
     
  4. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    international with Thai.

    Bangkok - Chiang Mai Thai Air
    Chiang Mai - Koh Samui Bangkok Air
    Koh Samui - Phuket Bangkok Air
    Phuket - Bangkok Thai Air.

    Yeah we werent real keen on any of the cheapos, you get what you pay for.
     
  5. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Bangkok to Phuket, Thai Air
    Phuket to Koh Samui, Bangkok Air
    Koh Samui to Bangkok, Bangkok Air

    Just checked.
     
  6. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I reckon anyone flying anywhere in that country has just checked their carrier :)

    when are you in Phuket and Koh Samui?
     
  7. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    19/11 to 27/11 Phuket
    27/11 to 4/12 Koh Samui

    You at either place then?
     
  8. Matabele

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    80 people dead, one Australian. And the
    Headline blares "Aussie Crash Disaster".

    Jingoistic schmucks.
     
  9. Fro

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    22/11 to 25/11 Samui at Central Samui Beach resort.
    25/11 to 2/12 Phuket at Le Meridien.

    Plenty of overlap there, have to have a beer sometime.
     
  10. fLIP

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    Would you rather is said "Plane Crashes, Phuket"
     

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