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Atlas 747F came within 670ft of Hong Kong mountain

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After departing from runway 07R at 15:44pm local time, the aircraft (N856GT) deviated right from its assigned track toward the high ground of Lo Fu Tau on Lantau Island, says Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department (CAD) in a preliminary report. Air traffic control informed the crew that the aircraft was off track, and told them to turn left to resume the standard instrument departure (SID). This was followed by a request to "expedite the climb to 5,000ft." (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

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patpylot
patrick baker 0
this is sloppy airmanship, and deserves some extra consideration and treatment. If there were a crash into this mountain there would have been few alternatives to lack of concentration or flight deck incompetence. MDA's work both ways- and the figure on each corner of an approach plate detailing the highest obstruction in the area needs to be paid attention to.

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