Kai Tak | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Kai Tak

Kai Tak

Received by email. Date is approximate. Notes attached:

The traffic has been stopped for a landing aircraft on Runway 13. Note the police post in the centre of Clearwater Bay Rd [now named Choi Hung Rd] beside the nullah.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, January 1, 1950


Looks a Japan Air Lines DC-6B landing.

The truck was heading SW towards Boundary St and the plane was taking off from the northern end of the runway.  But then it could be a very tight landing (was this direction permitted?).  I saw those large pipes left on the ground by the fence for  a few weeks so this photo was taken in 1958 or about.