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Hong Kong International Airport

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Name Hong Kong International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Hong Kong HK.gif
Location Chek Lap Kok Island
Serving Hong Kong
Elevation 9 m <br />29.528 ft <br />29.528 ft9 m <br />
Coordinates 22° 18' 32.00" N, 113° 54' 53.00" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
07L/25R 3800 m12,467.192 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
07R/25L 3800 m12,467.192 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation VHHH 170930Z 03006KT 360V060 9999 FEW040 25/16 Q1017 NOSIG
Station Hong Kong Inter-National Airport
Date/Time 17 October 2021 09:30:00
Wind direction 30°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 25°C
Dew point 16°C
Humidity 57%
QNH 1017 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike
Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation
Tag(s) Low Level Turbulence
Tropical Revolving Storm

Hong Kong International Airport



Hong Kong International Airport is the main airport in Hong Kong. It is colloquially known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, because it is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok using land reclamation. This also distinguishes it from its previous location at Kai Tak which closed in July 1998 .


Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters. Winter months are drier than the summer months. Winter rainfall (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and the area is subject to frequent tropical typhoons.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of VHHH

  • A333, Hong Kong China, 2010 (On 13 April 2010, a Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 en route from Surabaya to Hong Kong experienced difficulty in controlling engine thrust. As these problems worsened, one engine became unusable and a PAN and then a MAYDAY were declared prior to a successful landing at destination with excessive speed after control of thrust from the remaining engine became impossible. Emergency evacuation followed after reports of a landing gear fire. Salt water contamination of the hydrant fuel system at Surabaya after alterations during airport construction work was found to have led to the appearance of a polymer contaminant in uplifted fuel.)
  • B773, Hong Kong China, 2017 (On 28 April 2017, a Boeing 777-300 made a 3.2g manual landing at Hong Kong, which was not assessed as such by the crew and only discovered during routine flight data analysis, during a Final Line Check flight for a trainee Captain. The Investigation noted that the landing technique used was one of the reasons the Check was failed. The trainee had been an experienced 737 Captain with the operator who had returned from 777 type conversion training with another airline and was required to undertake line training to validate his command status in accordance with local requirements.)
  • GLF5, vicinity Hong Kong China, 2015 (On 13 January 2015, a Gulfstream G550 approaching Hong Kong on a positioning flight suddenly began rapidly descending without clearance and came within 500 feet of the sea surface before a recovery triggered by an EGPWS ‘PULL UP’ Warning had been accomplished. The Investigation found that the excursion resulted from an inadvertent and unrecognised elevator trim switch input which caused the autopilot to disconnect and that initiation of a recovery was delayed by the continued failure of all three pilots on the flight deck to determine the control status of the aircraft and was hindered by their ineffective CRM.)
  • MD11, Hong Kong China, 1999 (On 22 August 1999, a Boeing MD11 being operated by China Airlines on a scheduled passenger flight from Taipei to Hong Kong carried out a normal ILS approach to Runway 25 Left in a strong crosswind and some turbulence but the night landing on a wet runway surface in normal visibility was very hard after a high sink rate in the flare was not arrested. The right main landing gear collapsed, the right wing separated from the fuselage and the aircraft caught fire and became inverted and reversed ending up on the grass to the right of the runway. Rapid attendance by the RFFS facilitated the escape of most of the 315 occupants but there were 3 deaths and 50 serious injuries as well as 153 minor injuries. The aircraft was destroyed.)