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C-17 landing at wrong airport - crew fatigue?

Old 28th Jan 2013, 14:02
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One would have thought that the Navigator would have said something
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Old 28th Jan 2013, 16:52
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One would have thought that the Navigator would have said something
The 'navigator' certainly would have done - assuming they didn't programme the aircraft's flight plan to go to KTPF, then they would have had a whole raft of information displayed on both the MFDs and the Msn Computers telling them that there were still a few more miles to go.

The point about fatigue it is indeed insidious and, as some have said, these things have happened many times despite the raft of information available both in and out of the flight deck.

I think we're lucky not to have more - spare a thought for RAF crews operating with the same crew numbers as the KTPF incident on AeroMed flights (or at least Crew Duty Periods) of 24hrs or more on a fairly regular basis.

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Old 28th Jan 2013, 18:56
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As a totally back seater in this thread, (ie an engineer), I enjoyed a landing in Cagliari instead of Deci
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 16:56
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Mmm remember a Navy Sea King many years ago landing at Lasham at night instead of Odiham! The chat between them and the Air Traffic at Odiham was interesting to say the least!
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 17:16
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Originally Posted by TyroPicard View Post
.. USAF F111 does sunny Sunday airshow at EGCC ....
Where did that B52 do its display? Is wasn't at Fairford was it
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 18:56
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And the Cranwell Commandant who confused Cranwell and Barkston Heath in th early 60s
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Old 7th Feb 2013, 08:35
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And the Cranwell Commandant who confused Cranwell and Barkston Heath in th early 60s
Having been a Flight Cadet of the period and not having heard it before, I would need some solid witness statements to believe that one.

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Old 7th Feb 2013, 09:47
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Bit of light relief,
I was once asked by the driver of a HUGE RAF low loader type lorry where the 'local' RAF base was.

At the time I was in Honiton, East Devon and this gentleman had driven down from Norfolk looking for RAF Honington!

I thought it hilarious but sadly the driver did not see the funny side of his error, I wonder what happened to him?
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