Air Canada Boeing 787 C-FNOH Altitude Issue

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner descended below the safe altitude on ILS intercept while approaching Hong Kong, China.

 

The Air Canada Boeing 787-9 with registration C-FNOH was operating flight AC2287 from Vancouver, Canada to Hong Kong, when the incident took place. 

 

The Air Canada 787 was cleared for the ILS approach to runway 25L, the aircraft overflew waypoint LOTUS and was handed over to the tower. An approach controller observed the Air Canada jet overshooting the localizer at 3,900 feet, with the minimum sector altitude being 4,300 feet.

 

Hong Kong approach issued a terrain warning to the aircraft, the flight crew corrected their flight path and subsequently the Boeing 787-9 continued for a safe landing on runway 25L. 

 

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=

 

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Thank You

We wish to thank the crew of Air Canada flight AC2287 on April 20, your quick reaction averted a potential disaster.

Carriers Response

We are awaiting a response from Air Canada..

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