London Lite Tuesday, 4 August 2009 British tourists hurt in crash on thai paradise island PCsbasicpayrocketswithovertime by georgina littlejohn E From Page 1 DVDreview flight of the conchords, series 2 EvErybodys favourite expat Kiwi losers are back for another series of socially awkwardly shenanigans in their quest for minor musical success in New york. (Hbo, 24.99, cert 15) paul joseph PoSt yoUr iblog reVieWS at Sound&Lite 1 (1) Now Thats What I Call Music 73 (EMI Virgin/UMTV) 2 (-) Big Tunes Back 2 The 90s (Hard2Beat) 3 (2) Gatecrashers Trance Anthems 1993-2009 (Rhino) 4 (3) The Mash Up Mix 2009 (Ministry Of Sound) 5 (4) Clubland 15 (AATW/UMTV) 6 (-) Ibiza (AATW/UMTV) 7 (-) Summer Holiday (EMI TV/Sony Music) 8 (7) Boaters Bowlers & Bowties The Best Of (Decca) 9 (5) Reggae Reggae (UMTV) 10 (6) Massive R&B Classics (UMTV) Source: The Official UK Charts Company TOP 10 COMPILATIONS pilot dies as hols plane skids into air control tower British tourists were among those injured when a thai plane crashed after skidding off a runway today. the pilot of the Bangkok Airways flight was killed and at least 10 passengers were injured when the plane crashed into the control tower as it attempted to land in bad weather on the paradise island of Koh samui. According to the BBC, hospital sources said four Britons were among those hurt. Meanwhile, holiday group thomas Cook confirmed that two Britons, travelling with its subsidiary group Gold Medal, were among the survi- vors and were safe and well. A spokesman for Gold Medal said the injured Britons -- a man and a woman -- were initially taken to separate hospitals, but were now together. the Bangkok Airways Atr 72 aircraft was arriving from the resort of Krabi in southern thailand when it skidded off the runway in wet weather and crashed into a disused control tower. Koh samui, a popular destination for tourists and backpackers, lies 300 miles (480km) south of Bangkok. the accident happened at about 2pm local time. it is thought that a number of the injured suffered broken legs. Kannikar Kemavuthanon, the director general of the Department of Civil Aviation, said the plane had 68 passengers, two pilots and two crew members on board. she added: sadly we have learnt that the pilot of the aircraft has died and so far 10 passengers are confirmed wounded. the weather was very bad during landing, with heavy rain and wind. the co-pilot is still stuck. she said the airport runway was now closed. Eighty-eight passengers died when a thai budget airline skidded off the runway on the resort island of Phuket in september 2007. disclosures will raise concerns about police overtime. Figures show 38 Met officers, from Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson down, received more than 100,000 last year. Twenty civilian staff also received 100,000 or more, but the PC and sergeants six figures will cause more surprise. The PCs salary is meant to go up to 34,707, plus London weighting and other allowances totalling 6,501 and a potential competence- related payment of 1,152. That would have given maximum annual earnings of 42,000, but instead the officers annual income topped 100,000 after overtime was added. The Met declined to give details of the individual. It is understood that it is a protection officer who spent much of the year abroad guarding either a member of the royal family or a senior politician. A Met spokeswoman insisted the payments were justified and said overtime was closely monitored. Reports today revealed some GPs in the South- East earn more than 300,000 a year. THAILAND Bangkok Koh Samui Gulf of Thailand Krabi H Holiday tragedy: survivors are helped from the wreckage of the runway crash index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html