A Boeing 767-300ER Ethiopian Airlines accidentally landed at Arusha Airport (video)
On 18 December 2013, a Boeing 767-300ER Ethiopian Airlines landed by mistake at Arusha Airport, 43 kilometers from the destination airport.
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The airplane NOTHING (ET-AQW) had 213 passengers on board and operated ET-815 flight on Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD) - Zanzibar Karume (ZNZ) route via Kilimanjaro KIA (JRO). From an error in communication with the Kilimanjaro airport control tower, the aircraft arrived at Arusha Airport. Both airports have the 27 runway, except that the one in Arusha is far too short for the standards of a Boeing 767, which needs at least 1798 meters to land safely.
In conclusion, the aircraft landed on the long 1620 meter runway of Arusha Airport and stopped outside it. No one was hurt, but they all fired a scary shot. After 3 hours, the aircraft was put back on the runway and subjected to thorough investigations. He suffered no damage and took off at 2 days after the incident. On 20 December 2013, with no cargo and passengers on board, the Boeing 767-300ER Ethiopian Airlines was able to take off to Addis Ababa in applause from the ground.
Currently, an investigation has been opened to determine the causes that led to this less happy event.