Aviation Photo #0881106: Boeing 747-412 - Singapore Airlines


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  • Serge Bailleul - AirTeamImages
    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
  • 697

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Inspired by Mr. Hunt, I couldn't resist any longer to dig up a real Kai Tak shot. After spending some days on the building for the famous banking shots, I decided to go elsewhere. I found another nice roof and after a while, I was accompanied by a guy. Years later on, I discovered that it was Alan Tsui when I saw his photo on this site and which can be seen here. Compare and you'll find out that everything is similar....
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Comments (41)

Anonymous
11 years ago
I believe the timing and angle are perfect. It almost looks like if it had been taken from another airplane...Was It?
Anonymous
11 years ago
The pilot is so far off centerline making this photo very dramatic. What due u think the captain of the A-330 is thinking?
Anonymous
10 years ago
The captain of this plane should smoothly correct his heading to the runway
Anonymous
10 years ago
Another tough langing at Kai Tak.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is a realy great picture congratulatios is nice
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic picture !! here you can see , how are some winds
Anonymous
10 years ago
"please put you seats and trays in upright positions, we are preparing for landing"
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice angle!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! Wonder if the landing was bumpy or not...
Anonymous
10 years ago
The pilot of the A330 must be freaking out right now.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Singapore airlines is the best
Anonymous
10 years ago
Will he land oooor Take off again? Hope the passengers are partying
Anonymous
9 years ago
A bit of good aileron and rudder work needed here.
Another 200 tonne giant about to slam into the runway sideways.
Just another day in Kai Tak!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Similar to a Korean Air. Kai Tak is famous of crosswind landing!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very beautiful
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excelent
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is a great shot. Its amazing what wind can do to such a big airplane!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I have been traveling Southeast Asian countries late 70s and facinated every time whenever I land Kai Tak airport. Some time captain likes steep turn and try to pick laundry on the top of building up right before landing. All were good memory now. I lost a chance to land on there after wards but my wife stopped over for transit on the way back to Tokyo but she had to suffer mess on the way to BKK because of opening of new airpot, Cheprak Kok(?).

Anonymous
8 years ago
Lucky great shot!1 of a million! The pilot must of made a go around!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Now, this is an outstanding shot of a 747 trying to make a crosswind landing. I wonder if the passengers onboard the jumbo jet crapped and wee weed in their undies. If I were onboard that aircraft, it would sure scare the hell outta me!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I would have ruined my pants sitting in that plane but that's what made Kai Tak unique. Unfortunately I never saw it with my own eyes. Great, classic moment in aviation.
Anonymous
6 years ago
There ´s a lot of job to do before touchdown
Anonymous
6 years ago
Best photo ! wow
Anonymous
6 years ago
Five stars plus-plus-plus for this 'What the ???' shot! Ahhhh, the good old days of landing at Kai Tak are etched in my memory forever.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is one of those "Oh, $#!+" moments in world aviation. Excellent pic!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Kai Tak airport is not complete without the drifting airplanes...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very dramatic photo ! Kai Tak was world
Anonymous
6 years ago
Ah, Kai Tak International, the only airport in the world where events like that happened on a regular basis.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Kai tak will always be remembered fondly by those who went through it!
Anonymous
5 years ago
This huge bird trying its way on the right angle.
Anonymous
5 years ago
This pilot must have been one heck of a pilot!! Kai Tak was amazing... Legendary even...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Did Kai Tak ever have any landing accidents? Was the A330 flying in 1998?
Anonymous
5 years ago
I like how the plane is unaligned to the runway. It is a marvellous photo and at great timing. It shows you just how dangerous airports can be, while showing the aspirations of flight
Anonymous
5 years ago
Yes the a330 was flying in 1998, check wikipedia,
i was the pilot who flew that plane in, i remember it was very tense, the passengers, most were hongkees but were still scared, my co-pilot was very jitterish and so i did the landing, was a hard one, but we made it down
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot, dangerous landing...
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice Photo!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice Photo!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Clear and crisp photo!