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Hong Kong International Airport

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VHHH
Airport
ICAO: VHHH – IATA: HKG
Summary
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
29.528 ft
29.528 ft9 m
Coordinates 22° 18' 32.0004", 113° 54' 52.9992"
Close to South China Sea
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
07L/25R 3800 m12,467.192 ft 60 m196.85 ft ASP yes/yes
07R/25L 3800 m12,467.192 ft 60 m196.85 ft ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation VHHH 122230Z 07005KT 9999 FEW028 23/18 Q1014 NOSIG
Station Hong Kong Inter-National Airport
Date/Time 12 November 2018 22:30:00
Wind direction 70°
Wind speed 05 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 23°C
Dew point 18°C
Humidity 73%
QNH 1014 hPa
Weather condition n/a

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

Hong Kong International Airport

ICAO: VHHH IATA: HKG

Description

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 predecessor, the now closed Kai Tak Airport.

Climatology

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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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.)
  • 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.)