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#1 Pilot forgot to look for the golf course and awaiting crew bus.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-23 08:15||
#2 Not quite as bad as this -
In 1967 a commercial aircraft, a TWA Boeing 707, bound for Port Columbus mistakenly landed at OSU [Ohio State University] Airport. After landing the passengers were taken by bus to Port Columbus. To fly the jet out of OSU
Airport it was stripped* of equipment to make it lighter to enable it to safely and successfully take off.
* we're talking removing most of the interior passenger accommodations back to its factory metal frame.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-07-23 09:16||
#3 One pilot received a "Unsatisfactory" On his score sheet.
(And probably has to take Navigation all over)
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-07-23 14:32||
#4 Beats dropping a bomb at a wrong place.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-07-23 14:55||
#5 They walked away, and took off again. So good job!
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-07-23 15:01||
Posted by JohnQC 2012-07-23 15:16||
#7 Happened more than once that some fighter jock put his bird down on the wrong CV. Guess they should paint the hull numbers in bigger sizes...
Posted by USN, ret 2012-07-23 16:14||
#8 I don't think the same crew took off since they had a lots of 'splaining' to do.
Once in Miami some pilot almost landed on the 836 expressway that parallels the runway, somebody in the DOT managed to put the highway lights on the same spacing as the runway lights.
Posted by Squinty Groluck1789 2012-07-23 16:26||