Watch this Malaysia Airlines 747 Maneuver Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong

Jul 1, 2016

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong served as the city’s main international airport from 1925 – 1998. It was home to Cathay Pacific, but it is better known for its location that made landings particularly perilous. Aircraft had to fly frighteningly close to the city’s high-rise apartment blocks and then make a steep banked turn before lining up with the runway.

In this week’s crazy aviation video we see a Malaysia Airlines 747 make this difficult approach. The plane looks absolutely massive flying so close over the city, and when it makes the sharp turn you can practically see the passengers grabbing the sides of their seats.

Have you ever had the chance to witness a landing at Kai Tak airport?

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.