Pak Kung Au (Islands)

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Tung Chung Road near Pak Kung Au in 2007.
Plaque in memory of the B-HRX crash.

Pak Kung Au (Chinese: 伯公坳), also known as Tung Chung Gap, Tung Chung Au (東涌坳), is a mountain pass along Tung Chung Road on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

It is located at the end of Stage 2 and the start of Stage 3 of the Lantau Trail, between Sunset Peak and Lantau Peak.

B-HRX crash[edit]

On August 26, 2003, the B-HRX, an EC 155 B1 helicopter from the Government Flying Service crashed at Pak Kung Au.[1][2] The pilot and the aircrewman were fatally injured.[3] They are buried in Gallant Garden, a cemetery for civil servants who die on duty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press release - "CAD will conduct an investigation into a GFS helicopter accident to determine the casual factors", August 27, 2003". Info.gov.hk. 2003-08-27. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
  2. ^ Press release - "Helicopter crash investigators arrive", August 29, 2003 Archived October 27, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Press release - "Government publishes B-HRX aircraft accident report", May 4, 2006". Cad.gov.hk. Retrieved 2013-04-07.

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Coordinates: 22°14′54″N 113°56′34″E / 22.24833°N 113.94278°E / 22.24833; 113.94278