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Turkish Flight #1382 Lands At Wrong Airport  
User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1433 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 19178 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.

Source: http://www.geotimes.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=15962

Anybody has more information?


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User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 19146 times:

oh man.....that can't be good...ILS/NDB/DME and GPS onboard....here we go again


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User currently offlineCAL764 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 19111 times:

..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...


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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 19042 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?


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 19005 times:



Quoting Pilotaydin (Reply 1):
oh man

Pilot Aydin - are you sure it wasn't you at the controls?  wink   duck 



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User currently offlineCAL764 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 18930 times:



Quoting LHR777 (Reply 3):
..or do you mean the CO flight that landed on a taxi-way at EWR instead of a runway?

Haha, I can't forget that...No, I can recall a pilot being fired for landing at the wrong airport. This incident I recall reading in 'From worst to First,' by Bethune.



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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 18818 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


User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1102 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 18699 times:



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 6):
Similar events in the past :

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.


User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1889 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 18698 times:

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.


User currently offlineSKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 18589 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?


User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 18544 times:

holy crap!!! there are a lot more incidents than i remember

there was also the sky 737 in poland like 2-3 years ago



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User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3867 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 18434 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

Corpus Christi in May of 1997.

Quote:
A Continental Airlines pilot misjudged the location of Corpus Christi International Airport Sunday and landed a Boeing 737 on a World War II-era auxiliary landing strip 4 1/2 miles away.

link

Delta's done it too. From an old New York Times article after DL 1141 crashed at DFW in 1988:

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.

And TWA

Quote:
A Trans World Airlines MD-80 aircraft carrying 122 people landed at the wrong airport on 14 March (2001) during a snow storm.

Link

Here's a link to an old airliners.net thread from December, 2003 called Landing at the wrong airport that lists many others.

LoneStarmike


User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1835 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 18386 times:

Lotsa specualtions about this.. My favorite one is the NW flight that landed in BRU instead of FRA in early 90s.


Earthbound misfit I
User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1910 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 18203 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.

Amazing, unbeatable

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.

 Big grin  Big grin  Big grin


User currently offlineMPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 18169 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.


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User currently offlineFghtngsiouxATC From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 18008 times:



Quoting Yflyer (Reply 7):

That actually happened at Rapid City, SD. Here's a link.

http://www.allbusiness.com/operation...shipping-air-freight/165691-1.html

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.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 17939 times:

Can't believe mentioned the Eirjet flight on behalf of FR to Derry which landed at the wrong airstrip:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article699176.ece



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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 17911 times:

Can you imagine what would happen if an FR plane accidently landed at BCN for example, or a proper airport, and not one in the middle of nowhere/another country haha

User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1102 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 17900 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.

[Edited 2009-04-08 14:37:53]

User currently offlineDescendVia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 17863 times:



Quoting Yflyer (Reply 7):

I wonder how much that has happened at BIF/ELP? They are like a 7 iron apart and actually have the same runway direction.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27316 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 17803 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 17):
Can you imagine what would happen if an FR plane accidently landed at BCN for example, or a proper airport, and not one in the middle of nowhere/another country haha

 rotfl   rotfl  The passengers would be in shock to land in a real airport and not a shed.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 17767 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 20):
The passengers would be in shock to land in a real airport and not a shed.

Hey, enough of that - I have to fly to a 'shed' in the morning!



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12886 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 17732 times:
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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".  Wow!

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Tblisi airports



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11708 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 17689 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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User currently offlineBy188b From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 17642 times:

For anyone interested here is a list detailing aircraft landing at the wrong airport over the years

source is http://www.thirdamendment.com/wrongway.html



next flights : BD LHR-TXL J, FR SXF-STN Y, SN BRU-LHR Y, MA LHR-BUD Y, BA BUD-LHR J, BA LCY-SNN-JFK J, BA JFK-LHR J, BA
25 JM017 : Before I read your post, I was going to ask how does that happen? I always assumed continued radar contact,especially on final approach.
26 Cubastar : Probably 99% of wrong airport landings occur in VFR (VMC) conditions. The pilots report the airport in sight and Approach/Tower clears them for the v
27 DescendVia : Exactly...... that is actually a requirement at UA, and I assume others. They are required to lineselect/load the most precise approach and tune the
28 Bahadir : You can see the beacon of BIF from the FBO in ELP; but the runways are not identical because of the east-west runway in ELP. One quick look to ELP ru
29 MilesDependent : I guess if it was their first time operating there, they were coming in for a visual, and didn't cross-check with the ILS, you can see how this happe
30 Rivet42 : Ha! The passengers would applaud the crew for taking them somewhere useful for a change, following which the crew would be sacked for taking the pass
31 SashA : Okay, the news article states the pax were offloaded and would be bussed to the destination. What happens to the departing pax though at Tbilisi - I w
32 Thenoflyzone : Waste of fuel.......who cares about fuel.....Get the damn plane to the right airport...! Thenoflyzone
33 Thenoflyzone : The one at the bottom right. Thenoflyzone
34 Post contains links Aviateur : Happened before and will happen again. I once wrote an article about planes that have landed at the wrong airport, talking about the how, what, and wh
35 JQFlightie : i remember when a CX A330 was on approach into Melbourne's Essenden Airport instead of MEL ) i think he got a little lost! haha
36 Jbguller : Then there's the Garuda and Jetstar flights that went to land on the main road outside Perth Airport instead of on Perth's runways...!
37 FLY2HMO : It's TUCSON. But yes I've flown in there myself . And it seems DMA is easier to spot initially than TUS when approaching from the North about 20nm ou
38 JM017 : Thanks for the link. Your article was very informative. I can see how this can happen without too much difficulty.
39 SSTsomeday : Although I admit that I did not read ALL the posts of the Turkish crash in AMS, I wonder, considering this new development, if the finger pointing sh
40 Alias1024 : They weren't fired. They were put on probation for a while and went through some training but kept their jobs. The guys that were fired were the ones
41 SSTsomeday : That sounds right. Couldn't agree more. It seems to me that carelessness and disregard to procedure must be a factor when this happens.
42 Rwessel : Here in Chicago, there were a few incidents where a large transport heading for the 8000ft 17/35 at Glenview NAS (obviously before it closed in '95),
43 Linglesou : Does anyone have details of the flights that landed (or maybe almost landed) at Essendon instead of MEL?
44 FuturePilot16 : "UHHH, this is your captain speaking, it uhhh seems that we uuhhh somehow landed at the wrong airport" Since it's a military base did they all get int
45 Jneel43 : A few years ago a TWA flight executed a missed approach at DCA because they were supposed to be landing at IAD.
46 VC10 : About 7 years ago I was part of the crew flying an old restored recip airliner to an airshow at El Paso a day prior to the show. We were told it is ve
47 Gr8Circle : Sept 1972.....a JAL DC-8 approaching BOM airport landed at the much smaller Juhu airport, which is just a couple of kms from BOM and whose main runway
48 VV701 : Yes. For example in this incident (from the link provided by By188b in Reply 24): "October 25, 1960 - A Pan Am 707, bound for Heathrow Airport in Lon
49 777way : Some years back an MNG 737 flying for PIA to Karachi landed at an Air Force base by mistake in broad daylight.
50 Argonaut : IIRC, a BOAC Comet 1 did the very same thing in about 1953. They managed to get it out again and ferried it back to the UK for repairs, but events ov
51 Post contains links LGA777 : Sometime in the 1970's or 80's a DL 727-200 inbound to TPA landed at nearby MacDill AFB in error and if recall correctly in VFR condtions. What was su
52 Post contains links Amwest2United : In 1967, TWA landed a B707 at KOSU (Ohio State Univ) in Columbus instead of KCMH. Not that close, but same runway set up! Check this link out! http:/
53 Shamrock604 : It was LPL to Derry. (Kerry is in southwest Ireland). A combination of events including lack of familiarity on behalf of the crew, a missed approach,
54 Post contains links Doktor71 : My last information about this things is that the responsible captain retired from his job. He was flying since 1993 (after ending his military career
55 AAce24 : Now THAT is a bad mistake. How is that possible?
56 Post contains links Flood : Here's a new one, as reported by avherald today: "A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300, flight WN-48 from Dallas Love,TX to Lubbock,TX (USA) with 123 p
57 Aces727 : An American Airlines MD-80 landed in the Opa Locka Airport instead of Miami International, I don't remember the exact date but I believe it was back i
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