Plane almost collides with cargo aircraft at Hong Kong International Airport

Plane almost collides with cargo aircraft at Hong Kong International Airport

A Hong Kong Airlines plane was involved in the incident (Stock image)

Friday, September 22, 2017

An investigation is taking place at Hong Kong International Airport, due to a plane almost colliding with a cargo aircraft.

A spokesman said the plane, which was departing from the airport, had to brake quickly in order to avoid a collision, according to the South China Morning Post.

The Civil Aviation Department said the Hong Kong Airlines flight HX236 was meant to be departing to travel to Shanghai.

The planes were just 1 kilometre apart when the near-miss happened at around 8.55am local time today (September 22).

Thankfully pilots had spotted the Air Cargo Global B744 moving across the runway and were able to suddenly apply the brakes.

The spokesman said: “The A333 airliner later flew to the destination according to the schedule.

"No-one was injured in the incident and the operation was not affected. The Civil Aviation Department is investigating the incident."