Asiana B744 at Hong Kong on Apr 1st 2020, descended to about 800 feet AGL about 4.6nm before runway

Last Update: April 2, 2020 / 20:41:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 1, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OZ-952

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
HL7420

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

Airport ICAO Code
VHHH

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration HL7420 performing flight OZ-952 from Hanoi (Vietnam) to Hong Kong (China), performed an ILS approach to Hong Kong's runway 07R at about 06:25L (22:25Z Mar 31st), approach advised the crew to be aware of possible glideslope fluctuations due to an aircraft in the sensitive area. However, the aircraft descended to about 800 feet AGL about 4.6nm before the runway threshold. Tower instructed the flight to go around, the crew complied, climbed the aircraft to 5000 feet and positioned for a second approach to runway 07R, crossed 4.6nm before the threshold at about 1600 feet AGL and landed safely about 15 minutes after the go around.

Approach Control again told the next arrival to exercise caution due to glideslope fluctuations due to an aircraft in the sensitive area.

Metars:
VHHH 010000Z 35008KT 320V020 9999 FEW008 SCT025 19/16 Q1016 NOSIG=
VHHH 312330Z 36005KT 320V030 9999 FEW008 SCT025 19/16 Q1016 NOSIG=
VHHH 312300Z 35006KT 330V030 9999 FEW008 SCT025 19/16 Q1015 NOSIG=
VHHH 312230Z 36004KT 330V040 9999 FEW008 SCT025 19/16 Q1015 NOSIG=
VHHH 312200Z VRB03KT 9999 FEW006 SCT025 19/17 Q1014 NOSIG=
VHHH 312130Z 08005KT 040V100 7000 -RA FEW006 SCT025 18/18 Q1014 NOSIG=
VHHH 312100Z 36005KT 5000 -RA FEW005 SCT025 18/18 Q1014 NOSIG=
VHHH 312030Z 35006KT 320V030 4800 -RA FEW005 SCT025 18/18 Q1013 NOSIG=
COR VHHH 312000Z 34007KT 310V010 4200 -RA FEW005 SCT025 18/18 Q1013 NOSIG=
VHHH 311930Z 35006KT 320V030 8000 FEW007 SCT025 19/17 Q1013 NOSIG=
VHHH 311900Z 35008KT 9999 FEW007 SCT025 19/17 Q1013 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 1, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OZ-952

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
HL7420

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

Airport ICAO Code
VHHH

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