Severnaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1427 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 19121 times:
According to the Georgian Times, Turkish Airlines flight 1382 landed this afternoon at the wrong airport in Georgia.
The flight was scheduled to land at Tbilisi (TBS), but instead landed at the Vaziani Military Base.
Quote: Georgian representatives of the Turkish National Airlines have made no official comment so far. Giorgi Karbelashvili, the head of the Georgian Air Navigation said, representatives of the Turkish Airlines have confessed that the pilot's mistake has caused the sudden landing at the military airdrome. He has presumably confused the landing paths.
LHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 18985 times:
Quoting CAL764 (Reply 2): ..Does anyone remember the CO flight a few years ago that landed at the wrong airport?? Does anyone know where it occurred, not to change the subject... No, not a good thing at all...
...or do you mean the CO flight that landed on a taxi-way at EWR instead of a runway?
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7422 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 18761 times:
Similar events in the past :
Nov.3rd 1986 : an Air Charter B707 lands in Aqaba (Jordan) instead of Eilat (Israel)
Early 90s : an Egypt'Air B743 almost landed at Bretigny S/Orge airfield instead of Paris-ORY. Pilots realized their mistake at the last moment and performed a touch and go.
Sep. 5th 2003 : Air Canada Flight AC183, an Airbus A319 bound for Kelowna made its approach to a wrong airport shortly before. The Airbus was on final approach to Vernon Airport in BC with a small Cessna on final approach at the opposite side of the same runway. The cessna interrupted its approach and veered out of the way when it noticed the Airbus
There was also a Northwest Airlines flight a few years ago that mistakenly landed at a military base instead of... I think it was GFK but I'm not positive. I remember it was somewhere it the Dakotas. The runways are a few miles apart and both oriented the same direction.
SKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 18532 times:
There was also an incident maybe 3years ago in Northern Ireland. Eirjet were operating on behalf of FR with their A-320. My memory is very hazy but i THINK the flight was LPL to Kerry and they landed at a dis-used airfield a few miles away.
Can anyone remember more accurate details?
Quote: In June 1987, the pilot of a Delta jet inadvertently shut off the engines of his plane, causing it to plunge 1,100 feet before power was restored. A week later, a flight approaching a Lexington, Ky., airport mistakenly landed at the wrong airport 20 miles away.
The next week, a Delta jet strayed 60 miles off course over the Atlantic Ocean and nearly collided with another aircraft. And just a few days after that, a Delta flight landed on the wrong runway of the Boston airport.
Quote: A Trans World Airlines MD-80 aircraft carrying 122 people landed at the wrong airport on 14 March (2001) during a snow storm.
MIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 18146 times:
Two cases in HAV.
One Aeroflot plane landed in San Antonio air Base, and one Aerocaribbean Il-18 did the same, San Antonio is 7NM and it has the same runway orientation. (06-24). that´s why in the Jepessen Charts for HAV you can find now a box with an explantion to avoid this mistake.
Quoting LHR777 (Reply 3): ...or do you mean the CO flight that landed on a taxi-way at EWR instead of a runway?
One Air China or China Airlines A343 took off in ANC in a taxiway some years ago.....
Quoting Bahadir (Reply 12): Lotsa specualtions about this.. My favorite one is the NW flight that landed in BRU instead of FRA in early 90s.
Quoting JJJ (Reply 8): There was an Spanair flight (with a SAS crew) that landed at Seville (SVQ) rather than at Santiago (SCQ) from BCN.
Someone messed up at operations and the crew was foreign and just flew where operations told them.
MPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 996 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 18112 times:
I know there have been numerous aircraft including a Southwest flight that have landed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base instead of Tucsan International. Some airports are just confusing like that, not that it is an excuse. I know Tucsan's charts all say something along the lines of make sure your not lined up with Davis Monthan AFB.
One mile of highway gets you one mile, one mile of runway gets you anywhere.
However, a couple weeks ago, Mesaba 2754, a Saab 340 almost landed at Grand Forks AFB instead of GFK. I have the LiveATC recording on my computer, but unfortunately it occurred in February so the LiveATC archive won't let you download it.
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1083 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 17843 times:
Quoting Yflyer (Reply 7): There was also a Northwest Airlines flight a few years ago that mistakenly landed at a military base instead of... I think it was GFK but I'm not positive. I remember it was somewhere it the Dakotas. The runways are a few miles apart and both oriented the same direction.
I found more info on the above incident -- It was Rapid City, not Grand Forks. The article I found didn't give the flight number, but a NW A319 bound for Rapid City from MSP mistakenly landed at Ellsworth Air Force Base on June 19, 2004.
Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12788 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 17675 times:
Well, as you can see from Google Earth, there are three airfields very close to each other. I'm not offering any excuses, but it's not difficult to imagine how it might happen.
I only have one experience of arriving at Tblisi, which was on a diversion from Baku (which was fogged-in). After we refuelled, we tried Baku again before returning to Tblisi. It took hours to organise temporary visas and all the airport staff were clearly drunk. It's filed as one of life's "interesting experiences".
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PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11686 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 17632 times:
How the hell did they manage to land at the military base instead of Tbilisi!!! I've been to both, and Vaziani looks nothing like Tbilisi, nothing at all; not to mention the lack of terminal, I though the military base had been heavily bombarded by Russia during last summer's conflict?
Not a good time for TK.
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