Canada B789 at Hong Kong on Apr 21st 2020, descended below safe altitude on ILS intercept

Last Update: April 24, 2020 / 18:12:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 21, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-2287

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
C-FNOH

ICAO Type Designator
B789

Airport ICAO Code
VHHH

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9, registration C-FNOH performing flight AC-2287 (dep Apr 20th) from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Hong Kong (China) with 4 crew on board, was cleared to for the ILS approach to runway 25L. When the aircraft overflew waypoint LOTUS, the aircraft was handed to tower. Shortly after approach observed the aircraft overshooting the localizer and descending to 3900 feet, the minimum sector altitude being 4300 feet. Approach issued a terrain warning, the crew corrected their flight path to re-intercept the localizer and continued for a safe landing.

On Apr 24th 2020 the Canadian TSB reported the flight crew reported a false capture of the ILS runway 25L. They were visual with the terrain and the airport. The operator is conducting an internal assessment.

There had been other similiar occurrences to runway 25R, see Incident: Virgin Atlantic B789 at Hong Kong on Oct 18th 2019, deviated from localizer and descended below minimum safe altitude, Incident: Virgin Atlantic B789 at Hong Kong on Sep 29th 2019, deviated from localizer and descended below minimum safe altitude, Incident: Etihad B789 at Hong Kong on Sep 7th 2019, veered off localizer and descended below safe height on ILS approach and Incident: Ethiopian B788 at Hong Kong on Jul 18th 2019, loss of control on ILS approach.



Metars:
VHHH 211000Z 14008KT 9999 FEW016 27/22 Q1011 NOSIG=
VHHH 210930Z 15006KT 110V240 9999 FEW016 27/22 Q1011 NOSIG=
VHHH 210900Z 16011KT 9999 FEW014 28/22 Q1010 NOSIG=
VHHH 210830Z 15010KT 9999 FEW014 29/22 Q1010 NOSIG=
VHHH 210800Z 15012KT 120V180 9999 FEW012 29/22 Q1010 NOSIG=
VHHH 210730Z 15014KT 9999 FEW012 29/22 Q1010 NOSIG=
VHHH 210700Z 15015KT 9999 FEW020 29/22 Q1010 NOSIG=
VHHH 210630Z 14015KT 110V170 9999 FEW018 29/21 Q1011 NOSIG=
VHHH 210600Z 15014KT 110V170 9999 FEW018 29/21 Q1011 NOSIG=
VHHH 210530Z 15013KT 9999 FEW018 29/22 Q1011 NOSIG=
VHHH 210500Z 14014KT 9999 FEW015 29/22 Q1012 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 21, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-2287

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
C-FNOH

ICAO Type Designator
B789

Airport ICAO Code
VHHH

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