Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2520 times:
I would just like to let you know about a video I had the chance to see.
The video is taken from an approach road to 25L at CLK and shows aircraft trying to land during the Typhoon that B-150 (CI/AE MD-11) crashed in. Its only a few minutes long and show's a QF744, CX A333, CX 773 and then the landing of B-150.
All seems to be OK till just before touchdown when the plane drops like a brick on to the runway from what only seems to be a few meteres . The first thing you see is a flash of flames from the inner wing followed by a huge fire ball and black smoke, within a second you see the left wing going over the top as the plane rolls over........, as this is happening you can see the nose of a CX 777 at the holding point. I can only try to guess the shock of the crew and passengers of this CX aircraft as this crash takes place meters in front of them, not to mention all the passengers in the terminal.
After seeing the wreck and the crash I find it so amazing only 3-4 people died. A great deal of luck.
The person that took this video did not want it to be made available to news stations as he felt it was wrong (I DO NOT KNOW THE PERSON WHO TOOK IT) .
This video is not on the net and I do not have access to see it again.
Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
I don't know if you saw the same version
or not... I did download a 11-minute
video of that landing/crash/fire from
Morpheus.(P2P) It is a 31.6MB MPEG file.
Search for "china air" or "air crash" and
set the search field to "at least 10MB"
video file. It appeared to be videotaped
by a window seat passenger. The video
quality is decent, but I could not
understand the words she was saying...
(probably Chinese or something...)
It took me a couple of days to download
the whole thing, as the uploader seemd to
have a very slow connection...
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6364 posts, RR: 56 Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
The video is not released to the general public and I would be surprised if there was a copy in the public domain. It is videoed by one of our pilots from his car as the aircraft fly overhead towards the threshold.
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6364 posts, RR: 56 Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2328 times:
The one seen on the news was taken by a passenger out of a window as they were taxiing past, after the incident. The video that I am HKGSpotty are talking about is one where it actually crashes on tape.
Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 3 Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2295 times:
Here is the link to a page w/video of the CAL plane approaching and then going behind buildings. It doesnt show the actual crash, but it does show a very unstable and fast approach. This video is from the BBC but its not at the BBC site.
There are a few other things on this page including an interesting shot of the reconstructed Swissair MD-11 that crashed off Peggy's Cove in 1998. I havent ever seen photos of it so it was interesting.
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6364 posts, RR: 56 Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2237 times:
I saw the video footage, and the footage is of aircraft going around at Kai Tak!!!!! I saw this footage years ago when the China Airlines 744 went into the harbour at Kai Tak. Strange for the BBC to use completely wrong footage!!!
Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
I saw it because I had the chance, not because I had to see it. It was very interesting to have the chance to see it but at the same time it gives you a very funny feeling knowing that you are watching three people die.
Whats interesting is watching it happen at a place I know so well, you know the location because you have been there so many times.
If I ever saw this kind of thing in person I'm not sure how I would handle it.
On June 6th 1994 I almost saw VR-HYU of DragonAir crash, that had me shaking. Have you seen the Accident Investigation report for that ??. They landed on the 4th try and already told the tower they would have to ditch if they could not make it. Even when it landed it went accross the grass and stopped on a taxiway !!!.
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6364 posts, RR: 56 Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2104 times:
The Dragonair did not land during a typhoon. It had some sort of a flap problem, and if I remember correctly, has differing flap settings on the different sides of the aircraft. I'm probably wrong, but control difficulties anyway.
They attempted various approaches but had to go-around each time. In the end they were very low on fuel and the pilot just had to put it down, even if it was not a stable approach. They touched down and immediately veered off the runway, across the grass, heading straight for the harbour. Luckily the pilot managed to turn it onto the parallel taxiway and stop. They stopped in something like 300M.
HKGSpotter1 got the whole thing on his camera and the photos are in the back of the accident report.