Landing Video question

aloft

New Member
What, you don't consider that a stabilized approach? Heck, it's better than most of the videos I've seen of landings in that part of the world--they didn't even scrape an engine or wingtip!
 

Mongoose

New Member
What you're seeing is the final approach section of the old IGS approach into the old Hong Kong Kai Tak airport. The IGS system essentially guides one towards a checkerboard on the side of a mountain, by the MM one needs to be visual to execute a 40 degree right turn.

Hong Kong Kai Tak IGS 13 Approach

I'm sure I have read somewhere that the 747 was designed to be landed in a crab and take the sideload on the gear. This is preferred to landing wing low, to avoid scraping an outboard engine. Anyone know if that is correct or not?
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
The 737 can be landed in a crab as well. It's got castering main landing gear.
 

Tim

New Member
Gotta love the old Hong Kong approach..imagine what the passengers are thinking and I am sure its not "oh this is a pleasent smooth landing"
 

UAL747400

Well-Known Member
more like HOLY $%$*#$ #$*$ $%& #*%$*% %**(( %&#$$%. those probably dont represent real words.

Hey Doug, how does the gear straighten its self again after landing.

Thanks

Tom
 

N519AT

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When did they retire that approach?

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I believe it was 1999 or '98 when they closed the airport. Anyhoo, very interesting video...Hate to be the passengers on that plane....imagine what the yaw does to the 450 pax on board
 
if you go to airliners.net and look under Kai Tak you can see photo's of 747's running their engines into the ground, and engine fires starting do to it. Thankfully the airport is now closed.
 
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