Dens From Switzerland, joined Sep 2001, 309 posts, RR: 6 Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1511 times:
I found this article on internet. It is in French. It is said that in 1999, a Crossair pilot who should have landed in Sion, landed by mistake in Aosta, Italy. How is such a big mistake possible??? Have you ever heard about something like this?
The pilot who made this mistake was the pilot of the Crossair flight which crashed near Zurich in November!
Snoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1457 times:
He didn't actually land, but noticed his mistake, broke off his approach and went off to find the place he should have landed.
It really is quite incredible though if it is true...or it is someone who wasn't much of a skiing fan. Sion is in a valley that is very distinctive and certainly very different to Aosta. You haven't got the Mt. Blanc right next to you for a start!
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5746 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1406 times:
Just what I was about to mention. Must have taken a wrong turn at Mt. Blanc
No, of course this is sad. However, if he had the approach charts for Sion Vallaise out, he should have known already before going in that it was the wrong place, considering the special approach into Sion.
Racers22 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 175 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1387 times:
This is not the first time something like this has happened. Back in the late '60's, the pilot of a TWA 707 landed at OSU Airport instead of Port Columbus International. I believe that after they stipped down the airpland to the bare minimum, they were able to get the plane out of the airport.
Elal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1330 times:
I read that a TWA md-80 landed at the wrong airport and the pilots only noticed after they landed....(No other planes around!!!!)
The runway was to short for them to take off so when they tried to, the plane got stuck in the mudd...I wonder how they got it back to an airport with an airstrip long enough!! This happened few months ago, and the pilots got fired of course!
Snoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1322 times:
There was a story some years back of a charter flight from Paris landing in Aqaba (Jordan) instead of Eilat (Israel). This was before the peace treaty. The passengers were surprised to see the plane surrounded by Jordanian soldiers. They were kept on the plane and allowed to leave about an hour later for the short 5 minute flight to Eilat.
PolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1315 times:
I remember NW flight ( in 80's) from DTW to FRA with stop over somewhere in Ireland ( i think). They did stop in Ireland, but than FO set instruments wrong, and they landed in BRU instead. Ha. I dont know if they got fired or not. I know they noticed it on final, but decided to land anyway.