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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231281
Last updated: 10 October 2021
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Time:23:52 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B788 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-ASG
MSN: 36111/258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 235
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Waypoint RIVER, abeam Tai Mo Shan -   Hong Kong
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL)
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
Ethiopian Airlines flight ET645, a Boeing 787-8, was conducting an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach to Hong Kong International Airport when it deviated from the localiser course.
The aircraft was cleared for the runway 25R ILS approach. Shortly after passing waypoint RIVER, the aircraft kept diverging to approximately 1NM north from the approach track and descending to a lowest altitude of 3,700 ft AMSL, where the horizontal clearance between the aircraft and a spot height of 3,277 ft was 570 m.
Air Traffic Control warned the pilots and instructed the aircraft to climb to 4,500 ft AMSL.
The aircraft was repositioned for another ILS approach and landed uneventfully. There was no damage to the aircraft.



Photo of ET-ASG courtesy

Milan - Malpensa (LIMC / MXP)
19 September 2020; (c) Phil

Revision history:

09-Dec-2019 19:41 harro Added

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