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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235325
Last updated: 20 April 2020
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Date:18-OCT-2019
Time:15:49 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B789 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:Virgin Atlantic Airways
Registration: G-VBOW
C/n / msn: 37978/534
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 271
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Waypoint RIVER -   Hong Kong
Phase: Approach
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
Investigating agency: AAIA
Narrative:
On 18 October 2019 at 1549 hrs, a Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 787-9, registration G-VBOW, while conducting an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach to Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) deviated from the localiser course.
During the ILS approach for Runway 25R to VHHH in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC), the aircraft with the autoflight system engaged intercepted the localiser, the aircraft then overshot the intended heading, diverging from the localizer course towards the rising terrain in the north.
The Pilot Flying disengaged the autoflight system and assumed manual control of the aircraft, re-establishing the aircraft on the ILS heading approximately 12 nautical miles (NM) from the runway threshold and landing the aircraft uneventfully. There was no damage to the aircraft.

Sources:

https://www.thb.gov.hk/aaia/doc/VIR206%20Preliminary%20Serious%20Incident%20Report(20191018)_final.pdf


Images:

Photo of G-VBOW courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
26 November 2017; (c) Dean Gibbs

Revision history:

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