Aeroyu From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2000, 178 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3917 times:
The Airport Authority stated the crack is due to normal usage. They also quoted a crack was found in 2001. Latest news from them is to inspect the runway at every half an hour until mid-night, then a permanent repair will carry out.
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3765 times:
More action diverted to the southern runway, the better!! Much more accessible for spotting/photographing than the north runway, especially during 07 operations that are prevalent this time of the year.
BuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2960 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3731 times:
I suppose runways on reclaimed land are more prone to differntial settlement, causing cracks to appear. I'm sure this was taken into account when designing and constructing the airport, but consolidation is always tricky.