UPDATE: American man who fell from Phuket Airport later pronounced dead

Phuket –

An American man who sustained severe injuries after he fell from a third floor at the Phuket International Airport has been pronounced dead.

Our previous story:

The Phuket International Airport has issued a press release at 4:00 P.M. this afternoon regarding the incident (December 28th). They stated a male foreign passenger ‘jumped’ from the third floor at the departure platform of the International Terminal. However, investigators have not firmly stated the cause of the fall as of press time.

Now for the update:

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that the foreign man was later identified as a 35-year-old American national. (The Phuket Express is withholding his name pending embassy and family notification). He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. The Sakoo Police are continuing their investigation to find the cause of the fall.

The American man entered Thailand via Bangkok Airport Immigration on December 13th, 2022. He arrived in Phuket on December 17th, 2022 and checked in a hotel near the Phuket International Airport.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.