Cathay Pacific B773 at Hong Kong on Mar 31st 2020, cleared for runway 07L approached 07R and went around

Last Update: April 3, 2020 / 08:23:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 31, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-252

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-KQM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

Airport ICAO Code
VHHH

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300, registration B-KQM performing flight CX-252 (dep Mar 30th) from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Hong Kong (China), was cleared for the ILS approach to runway 07L and followed the localizer. Descending through about 850 feet the aircraft began to turn right, deviated off the extended runway center line and initiated a go around at about 750 feet. The aircraft climbed on a heading of about 090 degrees (instead of 071 degrees), crossed the runway threshold 07R at about 2000 feet AGL and turned left onto a heading of about 059 degrees and climbed to 5000 feet being subsequently instructed to climb to 6000 feet. Upon query by ATC the crew reported the reason for their go around was an unstable approach. The crew reported they were ready for a second aproach and were vectored for a second ILS approach to runway 07L which concluded in a safe landing on runway 07L about 20 minutes after the go around.



Metars:
VHHH 310000Z 15005KT 080V200 2800 -RA BR FEW005 SCT016 20/19 Q1014 NOSIG=
VHHH 302345Z VRB04KT 4600 BR FEW005 SCT016 20/19 Q1014 NOSIG=
VHHH 302330Z VRB03KT 5000 FEW005 SCT016 21/19 Q1014 TEMPO 4000 BR -RA=
VHHH 302300Z VRB03KT 100V250 3200 BR FEW005 SCT016 20/19 Q1013 NOSIG=
VHHH 302230Z 28006KT 4200 BR FEW005 SCT016 20/19 Q1013 NOSIG=
VHHH 302207Z 28005KT 4900 -DZ BR FEW005 SCT020 20/19 Q1013 NOSIG=
VHHH 302200Z 25005KT 160V300 5000 -DZ FEW005 SCT020 20/19 Q1013 TEMPO 4000 BR -RA=
VHHH 302156Z 21004KT 140V270 5000 -DZ FEW005 SCT020 20/19 Q1012 TEMPO 4000 BR -RA=
VHHH 302136Z 20003KT 120V260 4800 BR FEW006 SCT020 20/19 Q1012 NOSIG=
VHHH 302130Z 21003KT 5000 FEW006 SCT020 20/19 Q1012 TEMPO 4000 BR=
VHHH 302100Z 18004KT 120V240 5000 FEW006 SCT020 20/19 Q1012 TEMPO 4000 BR=
VHHH 302035Z 19004KT 150V240 4700 BR FEW006 SCT020 20/19 Q1012 NOSIG=
VHHH 302030Z 20004KT 150V230 5000 FEW006 SCT020 20/19 Q1012 TEMPO 4000 BR=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 31, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CX-252

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
B-KQM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

Airport ICAO Code
VHHH

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