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IndiGo plane almost lands on road thinking it was runway

Old 1st Jun 2016, 03:56
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Does the EGPWS always go off on final approach with both gear and flaps down?
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 08:04
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Originally Posted by Ex Cargo Clown
Didn't BA have a similar incident with Bath Road? Unfortunately the skipper took his own life RIP
No similarity at all, the very serious incident you are thinking about involved a go_around after a miss_handled cat. 2 approach. The aircraft was not correctly aligned and the subsequent flight path by coincidence took it over the Bath Road which is parallel to the runway before returning to the centre line.

It became a major event partly because the captain did not initiate the g/a promptly after making his decision, as a result the aircraft descended to about 80 ft RA over the hotel between the runway and the road, which rises to 75 ft. But at no point was there any issue of mistaking road lights for the runway.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 15:43
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Do they have centre lines on roads in India?
As far as I know answer is Yes but if road is wider then there is a separation between two lanes where you may see street lights or planted small trees on that lane.
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