One-Two-Go airlines crashed in Phuket around 1600hrs local time.
All flights were suspended as airport is closed until tomorrow morning. All passengers were understanding and we moved them to hotels. Nothing else to say. Sombre mood.
Ironically, the airport authority just conducted a crash exercise one week ago and we all participated in that. All airlines participated, having fun, laughing, enjoying the company of the other airline colleagues, taking pictures and enjoying a good lunch after the exercise.
It did not cross anyone's mind that all the actions we saw will be real in a week's time. On a bright note, the crash exercise did play a part in the crisis management for this incident. Else, the horrors would have been far worse.
I have some exclusive pictures taken from the crash site, but as a mark of respect to the victims, i shall not make them available for public viewing. I shall not try to profit from someone else's tragedy.