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Old 23rd May 2016, 13:28
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Aluminium shuffler
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Rat5, I agree with everything you said, but it happens again and again, with guys landing on wrong runways and wrong airports. Like you said, hand and visual flying practice is commendable, but use of nav equipment to confirm position and runway is critically important, and until the gash attitude of not bothering with the nav kit is stamped out, these events will continue. Now, in this case, they may have had some sort of visibility issue - the article doesn't mention met or time, but if it was a night approach and the runway lights were very dim or even switched off, then you can see how this happens, but again, having the FMS or ILS set up would have helped.
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