My Thai Air Scare

Exactly 1 year ago today, I flew Thai Air from Bangkok to Ubon and had the scariest moment I’ve ever had on a plane. It was an average sunny day coming into Ubon and I was peering out the window as always trying to identify places on the ground like my home. We had just crossed over Chayangkun Rd. and were about to touch down when the planes engines suddenly fired up and we began making a sharp climb; so much so I felt like I was going to puke. The pilot announced on the intercom that he had made a “decision to abort landing as a safety precaution” because of “another aircraft on the runway.” Nok Air and Air Asia were parked as you can see in the pic below so it had to of been the Air Force. I’ve heard the Air Force hopes one day the airport will be moved North of town. Maybe they’re getting anxious and trying to scare planes away!

Looking down on Ubon's Airport.

Looking down on Ubon’s Airport.

That's the Moon River emptying into the Mekong. We flew all the way to Laos to make our turn back to Ubon.

That’s the Moon River emptying into the Mekong. We flew all the way to Laos to make our turn back to Ubon.

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