China Airlines Flight 642

China Airlines Flight 642

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. China Airlines Flight 642 was a flight that crashed at Hong Kong International Airport on 22 August 1999. It was a flight from Old Bangkok International Airport (now Don Mueang International Airport) in Bangkok to Taipei with a stopover in Hong Kong. The plane, which was landing during a typhoon, touched down hard, flipped over and caught fire. Of the people on board 312 survived and three were killed. At about 6:43 P.M. on 22 August 1999, B-150, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, was making its final approach to runway 25L when Typhoon Sam was 50 km NE of the airport. At an altitude of 700 feet prior to touchdown a further wind check was passed to the crew: 320 deg/28 knots gusting to 36 knots, while maximum crosswind component limit for the aircraft was 24 knots. The crew neglected this and continued the landing. During the final flare to land, the plane banked on its right, landed hard on its right main gear and the no. 3 engine touched the runway. The right main gear and the right wing separated.
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133998261
  • 9786133998261