posted on Mar, 7 2020 @ 08:44 PM
In October 2019, a Virgin Atlantic 787-9, as VS-206, was on an ILS approach into Hong Kong. As they got to waypoint RIVER, the aircraft suddenly
veered to the right and descended below minimum safe altitude for the sector. The crew disconnected the autopilot, and were able to reestablish in the
localizer and landed safely.
What makes this interesting is that this is the fourth similar event, all near the RIVER waypoint. In July of last year an Ethiopian 787-8 lost
control. In September, an Etihad and another Virgin Atlantic 787-9 both veered off the localizer and descended below minimums. Investigators are
looking at all the data to determine if it's something on the aircraft side, or the ground equipment causing it to happen.