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Southwest Flight Lands at Wrong Airport; Pilots Suspended

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
By George Hatcher

The pilots who flew flight 4013 (Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700) and landed at the wrong airport nine miles from the correct airport on Sunday have been suspended. Yes, they landed safely but at the wrong airport. Hello. The PIC and copilot have a combined flight experience of twenty-six years. Guess they weren’t (as the... »

Ethiopian Airliner Diverts, Mired At Arusha Airport

Saturday, December 21, 2013
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airliner Diverts, Mired At Arusha Airport

On December 18, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-383ER #ET-AQW en route from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar-Kisauni Airport diverted to Arusha Airport. On landing on the too short runway, the plane’s wheels departed the pavement and became mired in soft ground. No one was injured in the landing. There is a rumor that the pilots diverted... »

Atlas Oops.

Friday, November 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Atlas Oops.

By now you have probably heard already about the Atlas Air Boeing 747 which was en route from New York to Wichita, Kansas…and landed at the wrong airport. The intended destination was McConnell Air Force Base, which has runways long enough for the 747 to take off and land. But the actual destination was... »

Oops Sriwijaya Wrong Airport

Monday, October 15, 2012
By George Hatcher
Oops Sriwijaya Wrong Airport

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Ariodilah Virgantara What: Sriwijaya Boeing 737-400 en route from Medan to Padang Where: Padang When: Oct 13 2012 Who: 96 aboard Why: The flight was en route to Minangkabau International but ended up landing at Tabing Airport 14km apart. Passengers disembarked and were bussed... »

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