.. Lands at wrong airport ..

Molten Metal
By Molten Metal

.. Lands at wrong airport .. 9 miles away ....

US : A Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport has wrongly landed at an airport just outside of the southwest Missouri town.

Flight 4013 was scheduled to go from Midway Inter. Airport to Branson Airport . Boeing 737-700 with 124 passengers instead landed nine miles north at the Taney County Airport .....

Investigation is underway at who caused this mistake .......

QLers , I believe it will be as usually blamed on the poor pilot ....

,MM, Wed, 15.01.2014, 09.28 hrs ...

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By Prize• 5 years 4 weeks ago.

hgl, good joke .

By Molten Metal• 5 years 4 weeks ago.
Molten Metal

Amusing reports ......

Tue, 21.01.2014 , 05.45 hrs ....

By Galinda• 5 years 4 weeks ago.

The Air India flight should have been allowed by ATC to land at the wrong airport, if only for the joke value. Why did they ruin all the fun and tell the pilots they were about to make a mistake?

By happygolucky• 5 years 4 weeks ago.

I take offense at the mention of Air India. They are supposed to do mistakes. The news is when they do it right...:)

By Galinda• 5 years 4 weeks ago.
Rating: 4/5

Indian Airlines nearly did this themselves recently:

An Air-India Dreamliner 787 was at low altitude on Tuesday morning and about to touchdown at the wrong Melbourne Airport, Essendon rather than nearby Melbourne International, when it was warned off by AirServices Australia.

A full and well illustrated account of the sub-standard flight safety standards displayed by the Air-India crew has been published here on the Carry On site.

It nearly made Melbourne the setting for a fourth high profile wrong airport landing in recent times, as outlined on Carry On.

Or even a fifh if the Ethiopian landing of a 767 at the wrong airport near Mt Kilimanjaro in December is included in what looks like an epidemic of in-flight clumsiness to the general media, yet is statistically insignificant given the overall volume of safe world wide air traffic movements.

The ATSB has confirmed that it has been notified of the Air-India incident but has decided that it will not launch on inquiry.

Based on the further information we received from the operator, air traffic control and from the crew we decided that there was nothing systemic that warranted an investigation. Basically, the system operated as it was designed to do.

Two pilots ask to evaluate the known details of the incident were divided over the ATSB’s decision. The pilot who supported the decision said that inter alia there was no probability that anything the ATSB might say or do would have the slightest effect on Air-India, and that it would amount to a costly and pointless exercise in hand holding.

The other pilot saw merit in an inquiry because he believed there was too high an incidence of flight path deviation incidents near Melbourne’s main airport, in part the result of ‘sub-optimally designed’ approach paths and that the Air-India incident was an opportunity to examine a bigger picture.

Both pilots believed that the Air-India 787 could have been pulled up with ease on the Essendon runway, which before Melbourne’s nearby International airport was built was used by jets as large as Boeing 727-200s in regular domestic service. They were also aware of anecdotal accounts of a DC-10 lining up to land on the Essendon runway sometime in the 70s, and being warned off at the last minute.

By Rizks• 5 years 4 weeks ago.

Thank God, atleast he landed in the wrong airport and not Sea ! :(

By britexpat• 5 years 4 weeks ago.

Humbles: Do you believe that the ATC at the airport guided him to the wrong location ?

By Prize• 5 years 4 weeks ago.

Good observation by Humbles.

By Humbles• 5 years 1 month ago.

Pilot's excuses are increasing with each passing day , LOL.

By Molten Metal• 5 years 1 month ago.
Molten Metal

May be a hearing issue from the pilot's side ....

Sat, 18.01.2014 , 10.13 hrs ....

By Molten Metal• 5 years 1 month ago.
Molten Metal

Drinks on board might have played a crucial role .... I am afraid !

Thu, 16.01.2014, 09.37 hrs ....

By Molten Metal• 5 years 1 month ago.
Molten Metal

Mast Bhai, What may be the real distractions other than the common ones .... ?

Thu, 16.01.2014, 09.28 hrs ....

By britexpat• 5 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5

These incidents happen because the US has so many airports. Usually , it is the fault of the Pilot and not the ATC.

By mast kalandar• 5 years 1 month ago.
mast kalandar

maybe he was day dreaming in his sleep during the travel

By Humbles• 5 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5

Pilot should take off again & correct his mistake.LOL.

MM, Ground staff too has a major role in an incident like this.

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