Shenzhen Airlines pilot suspended over missed approach incident

Hong Kong Airport

Shenzhen Airlines has grounded one of its pilots following an incident near the Big Buddha last month.

Flight ZH9041 was on its final approach into Hong Kong on June 26 when the pilot intercepted a message from Air Traffic Control meant for a Saudia aircraft. He then proceeded to abort the landing and steer the Airbus A320 into the no-fly zone over Lantau, 1,300 feet below the safety limit.

It is understood that the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) met with airline representatives on Tuesday, but did not speak to the pilot himself. Shenzhen Airlines has pledged to enhance staff training following the incident.

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