Aviation Photo #0034372 Boeing 747-412 - Singapore Airlines

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On final approach and try to correct the heading to line up the runway (<a href="http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?id=34374,34373,34372,34371">Shot 3 of 4</a>)
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    Alan Tsui
    Singapore Airlines
    Boeing 747-412
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    24063
    736
    9V-SMC
    Hong Kong - Kai Tak International
    Hong Kong
    China
    June 14, 1998
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Comments (30)

Anonymous
13 years ago
Great composition, excellent light and colours, not too much sharpness (dynamic!) - and of course a spectacular moment!
Anonymous
13 years ago
No no no. you land on the runway. not the grass or water
Anonymous
12 years ago
OOOOPS!!!

That is a nice photo.... and angle....
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wonderful
Anonymous
12 years ago
If I were the Pilot i'd do a GA (Go-Around)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Unusual position of the plane such close to the ground.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Cool!

Kai Tak claims another pair of underpants...

What would the decision altitude have been I wonder? Probably committed to the landing and too late to go around.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Scary
Anonymous
12 years ago
Meravellous!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Make sure to bring an extra pair on underwear for this flight
Anonymous
12 years ago
It's most serious crosswind i've ever seen!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Co-pilot to Captain: "What do you mean, you've only got a PPL ?!!"
Anonymous
12 years ago
It is spectacular to see a plane like that in this position with probably a right wind
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is one of those Kai Tak photos that gets my heart beat racing just looking at it!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I recon he's just about to give some left rudder and have a fairly smooth landing :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo is amazing! It would be very difficult to find something similar.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Pull up and try it all over again. Don't risk bending the airplane.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think he should go up and try his approach again, or risk landing in the water. Awesome shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Aproxima
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ooops, wrong way!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A go around would be great, But it's a nice shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Lucky them to fly 747. It can handle such a rough
landing.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Real men don't go around!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great pic. unfortunate for the quality but it gives historical facts ^^
what's the desision hight for kai tak ? 50ft ? ^^
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice and "rare" shot.
Hopefully you have now a better camera :P
Anonymous
8 years ago
A familiar sight for inexperienced "armchair Captains".
To the chap below, DH was 660ft, which should be at the middle marker. At this point if the runway is not in sight you execute a missed approach, but you can still go around for reasons other than vis.: in the case of Kai Tak this means not being able to put the thing down!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good pic
Anonymous
8 years ago
If this wasn't a crosswind landing, this pilot was way off!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great capture,crosswinds indeed.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I have seen buzzing the ATC, but **mooning** them?

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