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Last updated: 29 May 2017
Fecha:viernes 30 junio 1967
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
Operador:Thai Airways International
Registración: HS-TGI
Numéro de série: 25
Año de Construcción: 1960
Horas Totales de la Célula:17350
Motores: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 527
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 24 / Ocupantes: 73
Total:Fatalidades: 24 / Ocupantes: 80
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1.2 km (0.8 milles) SE de la costa de Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG) (   Hong Kong)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Número de Vuelo: 601
The aircraft was making an ILS approach to runway 31 during a heavy rainstorm. The captain was busy seeking visual contact with the ground and didn't notice the descend through the minimum altitude of 415 feet. The co-pilot, who was flying the aircraft, made an abrupt heading change (while already 80 feet below the glide slope) and was possibly caught by downdraft, causing the aircraft to enter a high rate of descent and a crash into the sea short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "a) The pilots did not adhere to the Thai Airways procedure for a 'captain monitored' approach in bad visibility; b) The captain did not monitor the approach adequately; c) The co-pilot mishandled the aircraft after descending below minimum altitude; downdrafts may be contributed to the height loss which resulted from this mishandling."

Accident investigation:
investigating agency: Civil Aviation Department (CAD) - Hong Kong
status: Final
number: -
released:1 August 1968
duration of investigation: 1 year and 1 months
download report: Civil aircraft accident : report on the accident to Caravelle III HS-TGI near Hong Kong International Airport on 30th Ju (CAD Hong Kong -)

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 Volume II (179-200)


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Distance from Taipei-Sung Shan Airport to Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport as the crow flies is 804 km (502 miles).

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