The China Airlines MD-11 lies on it back after it crash-landed in the high winds and rain of a typhoon at Hong Kong international Airport in August 1999. Photo: SCMP The China Airlines MD-11 lies on it back after it crash-landed in the high winds and rain of a typhoon at Hong Kong international Airport in August 1999. Photo: SCMP
The China Airlines MD-11 lies on it back after it crash-landed in the high winds and rain of a typhoon at Hong Kong international Airport in August 1999. Photo: SCMP

When China Airlines crash landing in Hong Kong killed two passengers as plane overturned and caught fire

  • Typhoon No 8 signal was up when the 1999 flight from Bangkok landed, flipped over and caught fire. More than 200 passengers were injured, one of whom later died
  • Co-pilot reported he had told the pilot to abort the landing, and investigation report suggested pilot error, but the airline suggested wind shear was a factor

Topic |   Hong Kong aviation
The China Airlines MD-11 lies on it back after it crash-landed in the high winds and rain of a typhoon at Hong Kong international Airport in August 1999. Photo: SCMP The China Airlines MD-11 lies on it back after it crash-landed in the high winds and rain of a typhoon at Hong Kong international Airport in August 1999. Photo: SCMP
The China Airlines MD-11 lies on it back after it crash-landed in the high winds and rain of a typhoon at Hong Kong international Airport in August 1999. Photo: SCMP
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