China Eastern Plane Hits Runway Lights during Landing in China

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
By George Hatcher

china easternChina Eastern flight MU-5443 struck approach lights while it was landing at Kangding Airport, Kangding, Sichuan, China, on May 1st.

The Airbus A319-100, heading from Chengdu, to Kangding, China, was on approach to runway when it hit approach lights, damaging its hydraulic system, before finally landing without further incident.

The plane received substantial damage. All people onboard remained unharmed.

The incident remains under investigation.

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