Airplane nearly misses landing strip

Russian plane narrowly a

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 15, 2009 17:11
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plane simulation 248 88. (photo credit: Channel 2)

 
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A Russian commercial airplane narrowly avoided disaster on Tuesday afternoon after missing the landing strip at Ben Gurion International Airport. According to Channel 10, the passenger jet arrived at the airport from the South, and was preparing to descend when the air traffic controllers realized the pilot was planning to land on the wrong landing strip and instructed him to turn back. Several minutes later, the control tower noted that again the airplane had come from the wrong angle, and alerted the pilot about his error to avoid the jet crashing into Route 1, the highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. On the third try, the jet finally landed on its designated landing strip at the Ben Gurion Airport. The Civil Aviation Authority opened an investigation into the incident.

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