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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Many of you may have videos of old Kai Tak in Hong Kong - or even have been there. On some of these videos, I noticed some particularly lousy landings by Alitalia MD11s and those I saw myself were also quite, well, "interesting". Was it just the MD11, Kai Tak or a combination, as the airline actually has quite a good record; I certainly wouldn't avoid them. But has anyone travelled on an Alitalia MD11 and had any unpleasant experience - particularly into Hong Kong?

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 873 times:

I'd just like to note it is not the MD-11 that causes these "lousy" landings, it is the crew. Unless, it has been observed with many MD-11s from many airlines from around the world.

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 833 times:


Hi Kaitak! For me Alitalia treat the planes like Ferraris, Maseratis, Lancias & Alfa Romeus, always speeding always playing, those guys are something, latin blood you know!!!


User currently offlineF-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 832 times:

The reason is they knew you were standing there on the balcony/parking lot/checkerboard and wanted to give you a good show ;-)

User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 814 times:

AT http://www.airdisaster.com there is an excellent video of an alitalia md-11 bad landing at Kai tak. Check it.

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