Russian Man Dies After Falling at Suvarnabhumi

Suvarnabhumi Airport in a file photo. Photo: Jithesh / Flickr

BANGKOK — A Russian tourist died Monday morning after falling from the fourth floor of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport, police said.


The 44-year-old tourist who arrived on a flight from Vietnam fell from the departures level to the second floor at about 1am and died later at a hospital at about 4am, a police spokesman said. Investigators believe he committed suicide.

Col. Kritsana Pattanacharoen said security footage shows the man passing through immigration and walking to the terminal’s fourth floor. He is then seen climbing a telephone box to overcome the security wall before jumping.

Kritsana said police are still investigating his motive. Khaosod English is withholding his name until there is time for his family to be notified.