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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235325
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Time:15:49 LT
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-VBOW
MSN: 37978/534
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 271
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Waypoint RIVER -   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
On 18 October 2019 at 1549 hrs, a Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 787-9, registration G-VBOW, while conducting an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach to Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) deviated from the localiser course.
During the ILS approach for Runway 25R to VHHH in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC), the aircraft with the autoflight system engaged intercepted the localiser, the aircraft then overshot the intended heading, diverging from the localizer course towards the rising terrain in the north.
The Pilot Flying disengaged the autoflight system and assumed manual control of the aircraft, re-establishing the aircraft on the ILS heading approximately 12 nautical miles (NM) from the runway threshold and landing the aircraft uneventfully. There was no damage to the aircraft.



Photo of G-VBOW courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
18 January 2020; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

20-Apr-2020 20:00 harro Added

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