Fedex B772 at Hong Kong on Apr 1st 2020, turned left instead of right after departure

Last Update: April 3, 2020 / 07:36:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 1, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Destination
Taipei, Taiwan

Aircraft Registration
N884FD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A Fedex Federal Express Boeing 777-200 freighter, registration N884FD performing freight flight FX-14 from Hong Kong (China) to Taipei (Taiwan), departed Hong Kong's runway 07R and was assigned to follow the Ocean 2A standard instrument departure route. While climbing out the aircraft turned left about 45 degrees and crossed the departure path of runway 07L before departure control intervened, instructed the aircraft to expedite climbing through 4300 feet due to terrain ahead and turned the aircraft to the right onto a heading 120. Departure queried whether they were following the Ocean 2A departure, which the crew affirmed. When departure subsequently queried the reason for them to turn left, the crew replied "incorrect switch". The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Taipei about 70 minutes later.



Metars:
VHHH 010930Z 06007KT 9999 FEW020 SCT030 20/18 Q1014 NOSIG=
VHHH 010900Z 07004KT 040V120 9000 FEW018 SCT030 20/17 Q1014 NOSIG=
VHHH 010830Z 10004KT 070V130 8000 FEW018 SCT030 19/17 Q1013 NOSIG=
VHHH 010800Z 09003KT 020V180 9999 FEW018 SCT030 20/16 Q1013 NOSIG=
VHHH 010730Z 32004KT 270V050 9999 FEW018 SCT030 20/16 Q1014 NOSIG=
VHHH 010700Z 32008KT 300V010 9999 FEW018 SCT030 19/16 Q1014 NOSIG=
VHHH 010630Z 34005KT 280V030 9999 FEW018 SCT030 19/16 Q1014 NOSIG=
VHHH 010600Z 32007KT 290V350 9999 FEW009 SCT030 19/16 Q1014 NOSIG=
VHHH 010530Z 32006KT 9999 FEW009 SCT030 19/16 Q1015 NOSIG=
VHHH 010500Z 33008KT 9999 FEW009 SCT030 20/16 Q1016 NOSIG=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N884FD
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING CO
Aircraft Model / Type
777-FS2
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 1, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Destination
Taipei, Taiwan

Aircraft Registration
N884FD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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