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Discussion in 'United Airlines | MileagePlus' started by Captain Oveur, Aug 8, 2012.
"Diversion" -- right. That's like saying the Titanic took on a little water.
A pilot? Surely the two pilots were working on this diversion together, no?
Will the results of the FAA investigation be published? It's obviously not the first time this has happened in the history of passenger aviation, but I'd really like to see it explained how, with all the instrumentation, this can happen.
HMWT, I hit delete instead of edit so I'm going to re-post what I said with an edit .
They obviously had (2) Pilots onboard and 1 Flight Attendant as the article states three crew members were working the flight so the reporting was a bit piecemeal however landing at the wrong airport is inexcusable.
As for your question I would hope the pilots filed an ASAP (Aviation Safety Action Program) report then I'd be able to review it through the NASA database. The FAA would publish their findings when the investigation is concluded as well in the better interest of public awareness on safety.
I recall a CO Connection flight landing at the wrong airport in LA or TX sometime last year.
It happens more often than people think, partially because the pilots were cleared for a visual approach and if they report the field in sight (or the field they think is the airport) then mistakes are bound to happen.
Or this one: http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-n...argo-plane-lands-at-davis-islands--ar-437276/
Not sure how an Air Force pilot doesn't realize that the 3500 foot runway he's landing on isn't the 11,500 foot runway he's supposed to be landing on...pretty crazy!
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I though the thread title was going to be a headline from The Onion.
I don't this is nearly as bad as the guys who landed a 737 on Taxiway Z instead of Runway 29 at EWR!
Yikes! Someone's got some 'splainin' to do!
It has happened several times at LCH, where there is another airport with a similar runway layout and orientation just a few miles away.
Our tax dollars at work.