Hydraulics Hiccup Forces Thai Airways Flight Back to BKK

An undated file photo of a Rolls-Royce engine on a Thai Airways aircraft. Image: Airlinesweek

SAMUT PRAKAN — A Thai Airways flight to New Delhi had to return to Suvarnabhumi Airport 30 minutes after takeoff Wednesday night due to a mechanical problem.

The captain of Flight TG315 decided to double back to the airport due to a problem with the plane’s hydraulic system after taking off at 5:55pm. The plane reportedly had a problem with the control of its flight systems and landing gear.


Passengers waited in the Thai Airways lounge while repairs were made and then reboarded the Boeing 777-300 after a nearly four-hour delay to resume the journey to New Delhi.

A secretary answering the mobile phone for Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, president of Airports of Thailand, said he was unavailable to speak to a reporter.