The airfield was directly hit by lightning strike on 2 August 2002. Thundery showers associated with an area of low pressure over the northern part of the South China Sea affected Hong Kong that evening. The area of low pressure developed into a tropical depression named Kammuri the next day. The photograph was taken by Mr. C.S. Yuen at the Airport Meteorological Office with ISO-100 negative film using long exposure and a F16 aperture.