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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234492
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Time:08:31 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B789 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:Virgin Atlantic Airways
Registration: G-VOWS
MSN: 37974/373
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 249
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Hong Kong -   Hong Kong
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
Investigating agency: AAIA
Flight VS206 was on intermediate approach near position RIVER and established on the localizer of runway 25R, descending to 4,500ft, when it deviated significantly to the right of the extended runway track. It therefore proceeded below the applicable MSA before ATC instructed the flight to go-around. Subsequent approach to the same runway was uneventful.
Within a few weeks similar incidents occured, to another Virgin flight, Etihad and Ethiopian Airlines. All incidents occured at approximately the same position and were of the same aircraft type.
Investigation into the cause is ongoing.

Preliminary report:

Preliminary reports of similar occurrences:


Photo of G-VOWS courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
26 April 2021; (c) John Smitherman

Revision history:

29-Mar-2020 06:44 Edwin Added
29-Mar-2020 06:48 harro Updated [Source]

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