Tag: Hong Kong
Breathtaking Photos Of Kai Tak Airport Glory Days By Daryl Chapman
There was once a busy international airport in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong named Hong Kong Kai Tak International Airport (Kai Tak).
The airport was in the middle of the city with tall buildings all around and where people drive and walk to their office.
Before it was closed in 1998, Kai Tak was regarded as one of the most difficult airports in the world for pilots to fly in and out of.
It is very dangerous because the aeroplanes may hit the high buildings around the airport .
Cathay Pacific Airways’ general manager of operations and pilot, Russell Davie said:
“As a pilot it was totally unique, it was the only major airport in the world that required a 45-degree turn below 500 feet to line up with the runway, literally flying between the high-rise buildings passing close to the famous orange and white checker board as you made that final turn toward the runway.”
Here are some of the photos of the aeroplanes from the airport and the ones that are going to Kai Tak in Kowloon Bay…
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Photos: Hong Kong Boat Accident , 36 Dead
At least 36 people were killed on a boat and ferry accident in Hong Kong last night.
Nine others were seriously or critically injured.
More than 100 people were rescued and sent to hospitals.
All the victims were the boat’s passengers.
They were on an evening cruise to watch fireworks display for the China’s National Day and the Mid Autumn Festival celebration.
The incident happen near Lamma Island, southwest of Hong Kong.
It was reported that the boat sank very fast after the accident.
There are possibility that some people are still missing or still in the boat.
Local news reported that the boat was hit by a ferry operated by the Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry company on a regularly scheduled service.
This is a disaster.
I am very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends.
9 Killed On Hijacked Tourist Bus In Manila
On August 23, 2010, a man hijacked a tourist bus in Manila.
The tourist are from Hong Kong.
He was a policeman but he was sacked.
He hijacked the bus because he want to be a policeman again.
At first he let go nine hostages.
Then he got angry and started shooting.
The police tried to save the hostages.
He was killed by the police.
I wonder why people need to hijack and killed hostages when they are angry.
It is not a good way to get what you want.
Hijacking is a disaster; just like a war.
We should not use violence because violence can destroy our Earth.
Lufthansa Cargo Plane Crashed
On Tuesday July 27,2010 a Lufthansa cargo plane crashed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
This is a disaster.
Its German pilot and co-pilot were injured.
The plane was close to the airport when it caught fire and the engines stopped working.
Then it crashed and split into two halves.
The plane came from Frankfurt to Riyadh and was on the way to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and then to Hong Kong.
I think it was lucky that the pilot and co- pilot were not killed in the crash.
In the Fedex plane crash in China on March 23, 2009 the pilot ad co-pilot were killed.
China Hit By Typhoon Chanthu-Pictures
Typhoon Chanthu made a landfall on Guangdong province Thursday noon, July 22, 2010.
Typhoon is a natural disaster.
It brought strong winds up to 126 kilometers per hour and very heavy rain.
It made the bad flood in China even worse.
2 people were killed when the very strong wind knocked down a wall.
It then weaken to a tropical storm.
In Hong Kong the heavy rain caused a bad flood and killed 1 person.
This is the worst storm that hit Hong Kong in 30 years.
The storm will cause heavy rain as it continue its journey to other parts of China.