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  1. Dirty fuel cause of Cathay Pacific engine failure

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investigators confirmed yesterday. An updated report from the Civil Aviation Department into the incident nine months ago said particles found in the Airbus A330's engines were consistent ... reducing the effectiveness of monitoring pressure. The department said although the findings were tentative, the International Civil Aviation Organisation should 'establish requirements ...

  2. Pilot and son walk away after helicopter hits bus

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Clifford Lo

    ... to land when the helicopter developed problems and crashed, police said. The Civil Aviation Department was collecting information on the accident and would consider whether human error ... of the safety standards set out in the Civil Aviation Ordinance when they applied for a licence, he said. The department refused to comment on what penalties a pilot could face if he performed a stunt ...

  3. Particles found in engines of jet that made emergency landing

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... the plane's engines to fail. A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department said the investigation findings were tentative and were an update to the preliminary report issued on May 6. 'The ... was used to refuel the A330 before the completion of certain recommissioning procedures on extension work at the refuelling stands. Some of the procedures were not in line with aviation industry ...

  4. Who's to blame?

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... on complaining even though there are reasonable explanations. Not only did they criticise the airline for being ill prepared to tackle emergency situations, but they also slammed the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) and the airline for a lack of transparency in reporting such incidents. The sad thing is that this attitude is also widespread in much of the local media. By exaggerating incidents, ...

  5. Cathay adjusts fuel-line clips after leak

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Cathay Pacific yesterday confirmed it had adjusted fuel-line clips on 27 engines in its Boeing 747-400 airliners, after concluding their positioning caused a fuel leak in September. The cause was revealed only after the press inquired about the incident yesterday. A spokeswoman said it was a minor occurrence, and the Civil Aviation Department did not require ...

  6. Firefighters change tactics after loss of water-bombing helicopters

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... of a hill fire and limit our ability to control it.' The director general of civil aviation, Norman Lo Shung-man, who said on Monday that the stranded helicopter could be removed within one ... EC155 B1 helicopters were being used for this. The Fire Services Department said all fire stations had been told of the change. 'Depending on the needs, we will deploy more manpower ...

  7. 3 GFS helicopters grounded after emergency landing

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Joyce Ng, Martin Wong

    ... ashore. Norman Lo Shung-man, director general of civil aviation, said the helicopter was called in to water-bomb a blaze in the country park at about 10am.'The landscape in the area is quite ... in 2001, was good. There were some fears the crash might have polluted the reservoir. But Chung Tat-kong, a senior engineer with the Water Supplies Department, said no oil spill was spotted ...

  8. Finding fault

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... of passengers, some media were more interested in fault-finding. The matter is now the subject of a Civil Aviation Department investigation. Besides the digital data recorder or 'black box', ...

  9. Cathay passengers take 3 days to get to HK after engine failure

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... managed to get seats with other airlines, and the remaining 91 passengers will arrive today on the repaired aircraft. Cathay Pacific has reported the incident to the Civil Aviation Department ...

  10. Fire department's failings exposed

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The Fire Services Department lacks planning, manpower and an integrated computer system for major procurements, a study has found, despite HK$515 million worth of equipment ... Cornwall Court blaze, in which two firemen died. The study, commissioned at the request of the Legislative Council, revealed that the department did not have a dedicated team to manage major ...




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