AFROTC From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4820 times:
hong kong, at the new airport durring a monsoon or something like that the wing struck the ground and the plane flipped onto its back i think only 3 people were killed in the accident though. The plane remained intact after the crash.
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NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3684 times:
Looks like high winds were causing a tougher than normal approach, the report says there was a typhoon in the area, if you look close you can see that thing rocking side to side, right wing struck the runway and it was downhill from there, hard to believe only 3 people died, that must of been a wild ride. Again that video was really something.
ETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3401 times:
I was there when it happened- the airport was closed due to the typhoon, then it re-opened. The Mandarin MD11 was about the 3rd aircraft to land when it crashed and the airport then immediately closed again. Most flights had/were diverted to Macau or Taipei.