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alph2z
30th Jul 2018, 23:52
An Air Canada Pilot Just Shut Down Japan's Biggest Airport And It's So Embarrassing
This is the third time within a year that Air Canada has majorly messed up landing.
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Elizabeth Keith July 30, 2018

Air Canada is one of Canada's biggest airlines, but that doesn't mean it is our favourite. The company has terrible reviews online and their social media pages seemed to be filled with complaints about delayed or cancelled flights, lost luggage, and less than impressive customer service.

READ ALSO: Canadians Are Reacting To News That Air Canada Was Named The Best Airline In North America And They Don't Agree

Their reputation is understandable, especially after hearing the news that an Air Canada flight recently shut down the runway at Japan's biggest international airport by completely messing up their landing.

An Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner became stuck for over 4 hours after taxiing onto a taxiway under construction at Tokyo-Narita Airport, Japan. https://t.co/kPanbp9GMR pic.twitter.com/t8U58dovGJ
Aviation Safety Net (@AviationSafety) July 30, 2018

The Air Canada flight from Montreal had recently landed at Japan's Narita airport, which is their biggest international gateway when they somehow misunderstood directions and got lost on the runway. They ended up on a taxiway that was under construction and got stuck.

The plane and over 200 passengers on board were stranded on the taxiway for hours and prompted the closure of the runway while they had to be rescued and towed back to the right spot.

https://www.narcity.com/news/an-air-canada-pilot-just-shut-down-japans-biggest-airport-and-its-so-embarrassing

alph2z
31st Jul 2018, 03:02
Man this NOTAM is confusing. Gives the impression that most taxiways around the incident were closed. The "new" taxiway involved in this incident has no X closed marks as shown on google earth.

A2657/18 - TWY B[BTN N-HOLD AND G] B7 B8 B9 E1 G[BTN B AND V1-HOLD] K[BTN B AND E2]-CLSD DUE TO CONST RMK/EXC ACFT IN AIC 025/13 ITEM 2. 02-06 09-13 16-20 23-27 30 31 1430/2020, 02 JUL 14:30 2018 UNTIL 31 JUL 20:20 2018. CREATED: 02 JUL 05:48 2018
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