N754PR
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CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 9:43 am

CI 642 crashed at Hong Kong international airport on August 22nd 1999 during a Typhoon. The MD-11 in the colours of Mandarin Airlines was landing on RWY 25L when its right wing hit the runway causing it to explode and flip over.

(Two days later)

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Video can be found at http://www.scmp.com.hk but you need to be a member to get past the front page!.

Video was taken by a CX pilot trying out his new video camera, before today this video was kept by the Pilots union.
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
artsyman
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 9:49 am

As it is not free registration, can anyone provide a link, or make it avail for download

Jeremy
 
N754PR
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 9:55 am

Hi Artsyman,

I wish I could have done that but I'm not sure how  Confused
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Big777jet
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 9:58 am

Why should I pay for subscriber? Forget it!

Big777jet

 
Bobs89irocz
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:00 am

Yes if you could, someone post a link to the video and get past the front page. Thanks

 
N754PR
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:08 am

Big777jet,

I don't remember telling you to PAY!!. I'm just providing the link.

N754PR

Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
teahan
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:10 am

@N754PR: That's not much use at all considering no one here is likely to have a subscription. Now on the other hand, if you would give us your details...

Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
 
N754PR
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:15 am

Whats the problem?

We are always given links to tiny little papers and news channels in the USA that you need to subsribe to. Now its a HONG KONG paper its a problem!. For the record the SCMP has already been voted the worlds best online newspaper.

Ever thought that another user will be able to READ my post view the video and save it for you guys to see??

OK, lets delete my post and you can all find the bloody video on your own.

Why do I bother.

P.S. Tehan, Whats your point regarding my details, do you have a problem?

[Edited 2003-09-29 03:18:34]
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
Trvlr
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:19 am

Who cares whether the paper's from HK or the USA? The point is, you have to pay. Nobody's going to do that just to see the video.

Aaron G.
 
teahan
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:25 am

@N754PR: Well if you'd point me to posts where people provide links to subscription stories? Most of the time they require free registration. In any case, people should post a summary.

Don't take everything said so seriously.

BTW I never said I had a problem. I was just hoping for your SCMP subscription details...  Big grin
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:25 am

Thanks for bringing this to our attention! I'm glad you posted this thread, let the children above complain to their mommies. At least now I know there is a video available, and if somebody is able to provide us with it, that's great! I think, give it time and it will be available for us to see.

Thanks again N754pr!
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:36 am

Teahan,

Surely you of all people should not be advocating sharing passwords! You should know that if N754PR shares, then he will have his subscription cancelled immediately.
Just think of it as him letting you know this video exists and it is available if you want to pay for it.
Thanks N754pr!
 
teahan
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:43 am

@Cx_flyboy: I wasn't exactly being serious. In Reply #2 he makes it pretty clear he doesn't have a subscription anyway.
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
 
suspen
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 3:31 pm

Not sure who advocated sharing passwords but I've seen several people advocating copyright theft. :P
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 4:40 pm

Just take it easy, the video will most likely be available for free download soon on a FREE page!
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a340pilot
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 4:47 pm

If you I were to purchase the 10 news releses, how would i even be able to post them? I would purchase this, but i dont think it can be published to the forum anyway!

Best reguards,
a340pilot

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bobrayner
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:11 pm

There's a short, and rather lo-fi, video here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/425000/video/_428043_matt_frei_vi.ram
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N754PR
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:06 pm

Teahan,

I said I don't know how to copy it and post it. I have a password.

Bobrayner,

Thats not the video, the video I'm talking about SHOW'S THE CRASH. Its about 10 seconds in length.
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
Airbus_A340
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:26 pm

Thank you very much N754pr, it's nice that you gave us the heads up for this video. As a result, I now have the video, unfortunatly due to copyright reasons I cannot post it and I'm not going to risk uploading it. I'm sure it will pop up somewhere for free.

The video is horrific, an MD11 on approach in the typhoon, and then you see the right wing dipping and an explosion. It's amazing how there was only 3 fatalities in that crash.

Again, thank you N754pr.

Airbus_A340
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Viper777
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:27 pm

Call me weird here but why do you want to watch a video of a plane crashing?

I've sadly been an eyewitness to 3 during my life and don't particularly want to see any more or think they should be advertised like bits of entertainment.

Sorry guys but felt a bit strong about this.

Viper777
 
N754PR
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:39 pm

Viper777,

Your point is understood, however If you don't like it then you don't need to look for it.

Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
Airbus_A340
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:51 pm

That's true, it's big news here that the video has been released. Front page of the newspaper. It's the discretion of the viewer to see it or not.

Airbus_A340
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kaitakfan
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:46 am

Thanks for letting us know the video is released now. I am very curious to see how the whole crash went about. I can imagine it is pretty horrific to watch! Thanks again for the heads up! I will be looking!
 
N754PR
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Fri Oct 03, 2003 9:37 am

Have any of you found the video yet??
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
Flyer123
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Oct 06, 2003 5:07 pm

Here is the link for the video.
http://streaming.scmp.com/aircrash/CAL_Plane_crash1f.avi
 
AJ
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Oct 06, 2003 5:33 pm

http://streaming.scmp.com/aircrash/CAL_Plane_crash1f.avi

That is unbelievable footage. Is it for real?
 
ra-85154
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Oct 06, 2003 5:40 pm

My god, that is really a horrific sight.......... Sad

...but actually, watching the video I get the impression that the explosion is not caused by the right WINGTIP , but the right GEAR or ENGINE hitting the ground causing the right wing to explode...but maybe I am wrong...

Martijn
 
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Oct 06, 2003 5:56 pm

I am with Martijn on this one. I looks like the wingtip stays up until after the explosion. A horrific sight indeed. God bless those on board.

~TJ
 
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Oct 06, 2003 5:56 pm

Yeah.. this is indeed a horrific scene. I immediately deleted the clip after i watched it once. I hope this never happen again
 
KateAV8
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Oct 06, 2003 6:21 pm

N754pr - thank you for the post and the info.

In the past couple of weeks I've been so surprised by the number of people who come to these boards and lash out over the smallest things! I mean we're all here because we have a common passion, right? I wonder why they're so angry?

Have a great day.  Smile
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Oct 06, 2003 6:24 pm

It's hard to tell from looking at the video but it does seem like the sink rate increased dramatically in the last few seconds, and it does appear to have a pretty hefty "bounce." If that was the case then I'd say the gear strut severed and broke through the wing. It reminds me a bit of how United 232 hit the ground at SUX.
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ra-85154
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Oct 06, 2003 7:04 pm

Hi,

I was just browsing through Airdisaster.com (they say it was the wingtip touching the ground), but after watching the movie, I found the Aviation-safety.net's description of this accident more accurate...

...An attempt was made to flare in a slightly right wing down (less than 4 deg) attitude. The aircraft landed hard on its right main gear and the no.3 engine touched the runway. The right main gear separated and the right wing separated. The MD-11 then rolled inverted as it skidded off the runway in flames...

Martijn
 
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Oct 06, 2003 9:11 pm

Its a pretty nasty video - I am surprised 312 of the 315 on board actually got out, given the way the aircraft ended up, and the weather...

V/F

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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Mon Oct 06, 2003 9:44 pm

I've seen it before, but the link doesn't work.
 
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 2:00 am

I#m suprised, that the explosion is very,very massive and almost goes off the split-second the plane touches down.
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 2:54 am

Hmm, couldn't really see that much, only the actual explosion (which IMO wasn't that big, considering). Still, lucky that so many survived. Makes you realize, just how quickly these things happen, when you read the reports it sounds like the pilots had ages to sort things out, when in reality it may only be a few seconds maximum.
 
matt777
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:13 am

Amazing.

Impresive to see how the wing gets iluminated by the fire.
 
TK
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:30 am

The low number of casualties was solely because of the exceptional response time of the airport fire contingent at CLK. According to various reports, firemen were at the scene of the crash within 2 minutes and had the fire under control within 5 minutes and most of the 300 or so passengers were rescued and led to safety after just 8 minutes.

This was a pretty amazing feat considering the havoc and the adverse weather conditions at the time. In accidents, every second counts and fire services did what they were trained to do in an exemplary manner.
 
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:42 am

Awful video. I can't understand why they were attempting to land in such horrible conditions. You can see that the plane is almost out of control (even one of the women in the car says "lets see if he can make it, he's really shaky") Go around for christ's sake! Unbelievable..  Pissed
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N754PR
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:35 am

Why should he go around if everything is under control??.

As for the video I'm glad its now been found so you can see what I was trying to tell you.
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
gigneil
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:37 am

I'm amazed by how calm the onlookers are. "There's gonna be casualties" is a way better formed sentence than I'd be able to form.

N
 
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:54 am

"Why should he go around if everything is under control??. "

 Laugh out loud

Yep.. that was one of those controlled bounce and rolls. Sorry for being sarcastic but IMHO, the pilot should've pulled up, firewalled the throttles and said "See y'all later" well before reaching the airport. I don't know how many 'cycles' are completed in typhoons in a given year but seeing that video should make it damn near zero. I feel sorry for that airplane and everyone onboard it. What was the probable cause? Anyone know?

 Big grin
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CX Flyboy
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 11:06 am

Having strong winds and bumpy conditions alone are not enough to bypass an airport without giving it a try. If the weather is within aircraft limitations and other planes are getting in, there is no real reason to divert immediately.

When that crash happened, no-one really knew fully how bad the winds were at Chek Lap Kok. Now, there are sophisticated windshear and microburst detection machines installed all around the airport island and on nearby hills to warm pilots of the unusual winds found at the airport. Given a microburst alert, it is most airlines' policy to go-around immediately.

In the case of the China Airlines/Mandarin, most planes had been coming and and it was no reason to not try. They would not have known they were going to get a microburst/severe windshear at that point.
 
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 11:13 am

Pretty freaky.

If the plane rolled over to the right after crashing, perhaps that helped put out the fire (as well as the heavy rain, mentioned in the Matt Frei report.)

The woman in the car obviously saw the engine strike-- she says "oh my god" once just before the explosion.

We can look at it and say "that doesn't look bad" all we want, but for the people on board, it was hell.


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britman
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 11:24 am

An interesting read by all of you who have viewed the video,it sounds pretty horrific and that gives me the reason to not watch it myself, i dont think i,ll have much pleasure in watching someone else's misfortune.
happy flying.
 
Mr.BA
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 11:57 am

Is there anywhere I can download and read a full report of the accident?
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britman
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:08 pm

i said in a previous post that i would,nt look at the video...well i could,nt resist it...It aint as bad as i thought.dont know if anyone noticed but when the camera zooms in on the doomed jet...as the plane flies over the telegraph pole/cables there are sparks visible as if there was either a malfunction with the engine or that it clipped something..what does anyone think or see.
 
EGFF
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:16 pm

"Go around for christ's sake! Unbelievable.."

And then what ... ? Do it all over again?
In a situation like this im sure the pilots had the passengers in there best interests and wanted to get the plane down ASAP, so a go-around was the last thing on there mind with the conditions they were facing.
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flykal
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:44 pm

EGFF...remember that getting the plan down ASAP is not always in the passengers best interests. There are many times when a go-around and diversion is a much safer option and one that should always be considered.


On another note, I remember reading somewhere that the Captain was actually an expat (Italian). Anyone have any information on this?

[Edited 2003-10-07 11:49:39]
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N754PR
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RE: CI MD-11 Crash Video Released.

Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:34 pm

The Captain was a contract pilot that worked for Dublin based PARC Aviation. Spell PARC backwards and you get CRAP  Innocent

As for the Sparks under the wing, I think you will find thats the reflection of the landing lights!!
Bush, your a sad, sad man.