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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249459
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-804 (SF)(WL)
Owner/operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AYL
MSN: 32903/1127
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Copperbelt International Airport, Ndola -   Zambia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (NLA/FLSK), Zambia
Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-3891, a Boeing 737-804 (SF)(WL), landed at new Copperbelt International Airport which is under construction and located about 9nm WNW of the actual destination airport (Simon Mwansa).
Construction workers signaled to the crew they were not expected at that airport. The crew continued straight ahead towards the next taxiway to the runway, entered and backtracked the runway and departed again.

About 2.5 hours later, ET-AQP, another Ethiopian Airlines 737, performing flight ET-871, approached the Copperbelt International Airport but went around from 50 feet AGL.

Wrong airport landing incidents


Revision history:

05-Apr-2021 13:17 Captain Adam Added
05-Apr-2021 15:55 harro Updated [Photo]
05-Apr-2021 16:00 harro Updated [Source]
05-Apr-2021 16:21 harro Updated [Source]
07-Apr-2021 13:09 harro Updated [Cn]

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