A Thai Airways A330-300 flight from Guangzhou (CAN) to Bangkok (BKK) skidded off the runway earlier today upon landing in Bangkok. Fourteen passengers were injured while evacuating the jet, and the airline says the cause of the accident is still under investigation. Strangely enough, the AP is reporting that:
After the accident, workers on a crane blacked out the Thai Airways logo on the tail and body of the aircraft. An airline official said it was part of an effort to protect its image under Star Alliance guidelines. Thai Airways official Smud Poom-On said that “blurring the logo” after an accident was a recommendation from Star Alliance known as the “crisis communication rule,” meant to protect the image of both the airline and other members of Star Alliance.