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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195622
Last updated: 24 May 2020
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Date:24-MAY-2017
Time:10:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-211
Owner/operator:China Eastern Airlines
Registration: B-6366
C/n / msn: 3593
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 141
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Serious incident
Location:Hong Kong International Airport (HKG/VHHH) -   Hong Kong
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Destination airport:Hong Kong International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
Investigating agency: CAD Hong Kong
Narrative:
China Eastern Airlines flight MU765, an Airbus A321, suffered a runway excursion after landing on runway 25R at Hong Kong International Airport at around 10:51 (GMT+8).
The pilot-in-command was the 'pilot flying' in the left-hand seat while the co-pilot was the 'pilot monitoring' in the right-hand seat. The flight conducted an instrument landing system approach for runway 25R of the Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH). After MU765 touched down, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) cleared it to vacate runway 25R via taxiway A4. When the aircraft was abeam taxiway A3, it deviated from the runway centerline and veered off to the grass area on right-hand side. The aircraft subsequently stopped with its nose landing gear and right main landing gear on the grass off the right-hand side of runway 25R.
The passengers and the crew disembarked the aircraft via the ground service vehicles.
The latest meteorological aerodrome weather report for VHHH before the incident indicated that the runway surface was wet with wind from 350 degree at 15 to 30 knots. The visibility was 3 km in thunderstorm and heavy rain, with few cumulonimbus clouds at 1,000 feet and scattered clouds at 2,500 feet. The temperature was 25 degrees Celsius with dew point at 23 degrees Celsius. Significant wind-shear was forecasted around the time of the incident.

The North Runway was closed for around 2 hours before the Airbus was towed away.

METAR weather reports at HKG during the time of incident, about 0250Z:
VHHH 240120Z 36012KT 320V020 1400 1300S R07R/P2000D R25L/1700N R07L/1700D R25R/1700N +TSRA FEW010CB SCT025 26/25 Q1007 TEMPO 2000 TSRA SHRA FEW010CB SCT020
VHHH 240212Z 31013KT 280V340 1200 0600E R07R/P2000D R25L/P2000D R07L/1500D R25R/1400D +TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT025 25/25 Q1007 TEMPO 1600 TSRA SHRA FEW010CB SCT020
VHHH 240313Z 04009KT 020V090 1900 +TSRA +SHRA FEW010CB SCT025 24/23 Q1008 TEMPO 27022G32KT 1400 TSRA SHRA FEW010CB SCT020

Sources:

http://www.cad.gov.hk/reports/Preliminary%20Bulletin%20English%20-%20CES765%20on%2024%20May%202017.pdf

https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/serious-incident-to-the-airbus-a321-registered-b-6366-and-operated-by-china-eastern-airlines-on-240/

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2095473/china-eastern-plane-slides-runway-while-landing
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/24/just-flights-disrupted-severe-rain-causes-china-eastern-aircraft-skid-off-runway/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-May-2017 06:49 G-VNAP Added
24-May-2017 10:12 G-VNAP Updated [Time, Narrative]
09-Jun-2017 12:12 harro Updated [Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2017 17:05 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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