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Bangkok/Don Mueang International Airport

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Name Bangkok/Don Mueang International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Thailand TH.gif
Location Don Mueang, Bangkok
Serving Bangkok
Elevation 2.743 m <br />9 ft <br />9 ft2.743 m <br />
Coordinates 13° 54' 50.44" N, 100° 36' 14.33" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
03L/21R 3700 m12,139.108 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
03R/21L 3500 m11,482.94 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation VTBD 160630Z 18006KT 120V220 9999 FEW020 35/26 Q1006 NOSIG
Station Don Muang
Date/Time 16 May 2021 06:30:00
Wind direction 180°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 35°C
Dew point 26°C
Humidity 59%
QNH 1006 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Don Mueang International Airport is one of two international airports serving the Bangkok Metropolitan Region, the other one being Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). Before Suvarnabhumi opened in 2006, Don Mueang was previously known as Bangkok International Airport.


Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw)



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of VTBD

  • B744, Bangkok Thailand, 1999 (On 23 September 1999, a Boeing 747-400 being operated by Qantas on a scheduled passenger service from Sydney Australia to Bangkok overran Runway 21L during an attempted night landing in normal visibility and came to a halt substantially intact 320 metres beyond the runway end. There was no fire and a precautionary evacuation of the aircraft was not begun until 20 minutes after it came to rest. Only minor injuries were sustained by 38 of the 410 occupants, some during the initial runway excursion, others as a consequence of the evacuation. The aircraft remained substantially intact during the overrun although the nose landing gear and one main landing gear separated. The picture below, taken from the Official Accident Report, shows the aircraft in its final stopping position.)