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Aircraft lands on wrong runway at Visakhapatnam
Last updated: 22 October 2017

published: 12 MAY 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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A Paramount Airways plane landed on a runway at Visakhapatnam (VTZ), India, that was not open for traffic. The newly constructed 10,000 ft runway had not been calibrated yet and had not been approved for use yet. The airplane, arriving from Hyderabad at 10:55 overshot the runway and came to rest in bushes on muddy land. (IANS)

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