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  • Phu Toei National Park, Suphan Buri, Thailand
    Sunday May 26, 1991

    Plane Accidents

    Lauda Air Flight 004

    Phu Toei National Park, Suphan Buri, Thailand
    Sunday May 26, 1991

    Boeing 767-3Z9ER, On May 26, 1991, Lauda Air Flight 004, broke up in midair over a remote area of Thailand due to an uncommanded deployment of a thrust reverser on one of the plane's engines, killing all 213 passengers and 10 crewmembers aboard. The flight, which originated at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong, and made a stopover at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, was en route to Vienna International Airport, Vienna, Austria when the accident occurred.




  • Thailand
    Wednesday May 14, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Speculative attacks

    Thailand
    Wednesday May 14, 1997

    On 14 May and 15 May 1997, the Thai baht was hit by massive speculative attacks.




  • Thailand
    Monday Jun 30, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    A Promise

    Thailand
    Monday Jun 30, 1997

    On 30 June 1997, Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh said that he would not devalue the baht.




  • Thailand
    Wednesday Jul 2, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Float the Baht

    Thailand
    Wednesday Jul 2, 1997

    Thailand lacked the foreign reserves to support the USD–Baht currency peg, and the Thai government was eventually forced to float the Baht, on 2 July 1997, allowing the value of the Baht to be set by the currency market. This caused a chain reaction of events, eventually culminating into a region-wide crisis.




  • Thailand
    Monday Aug 11, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Rescue package

    Thailand
    Monday Aug 11, 1997

    On 11 August 1997, the IMF unveiled a rescue package for Thailand with more than $17 billion, subject to conditions such as passing laws relating to bankruptcy (reorganizing and restructuring) procedures and establishing strong regulation frameworks for banks and other financial institutions.




  • Thailand
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Bailout package

    Thailand
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1997

    The IMF approved on 20 August 1997, another bailout package of $2.9 billion.




  • Bangkok, Thailand
    Friday Mar 28, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Carlo Urbani death

    Bangkok, Thailand
    Friday Mar 28, 2003

    During a flight to Bangkok to attend a conference, Dr Urbani developed symptoms of SARS. He died of complication related to SARS on 29 March 2003 – a public health hero.


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