NewGen Airways plane Boeing 737-800 landed by an emergency at Bangkok’s Don Muang Airpot due to heavy smoke inside the passenger cabin. The aircraft was performing flight E3865 from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Wuxi Airport, but shortly after takeoff, the crew received information about smoke in the cabin. The pilot diverted and abandoned climbing off Bangkok. The plane made a safe landing 18 minutes after takeoff. There were no reports about injuries during the incident.
All the passengers were disembarked at the terminal. The flight was canceled and the passengers were rebooked to other flights to Sunan Shuofang International Airport in Wuxi, China.
The accident was reported to local authorities. The investigation for the root cause of the accident is underway.
Boeing 737 Next Generation, commonly abbreviated as 737NG, is the −600/-700/-800/-900 series of the Boeing 737 airliner. It is the third generation derivative of the 737 and follows the 737 Classic (−300/-400/-500) series, which began production in the 1980s. They are short- to medium-range, narrow-body jet airliners powered by two engines. Produced since 1996 by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the 737NG series includes four variants and can seat between 110 and 210 passengers.