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Singapore Airlines denies its flight tried to land in wrong airport

ANI  |  Singapore [Singapore] 

The Airlines (SIA) has dismissed media reports, which claimed that the pilots of its Singapore-flight tried to land at a wrong airport.

The airline's statement comes after a section of media reported that flight SQ422 on Monday mistakenly made an approach to land at Mumbai's Juhu airport instead of International Airport.

The Airbus A350, with 259 passengers and crew members, was scheduled to land at the airport. But adhering to standard operating procedures, the pilots aborted the landing at about 1,000 feet due to poor visibility, media quoted the SIA statement.

Mumbai's air traffic control then vectored the flight for a subsequent approach and the flight landed 'uneventfully' at terminus.

Juhu airport has a shorter airstrip and is used for handling helicopters and small aircraft. Landing on a wrong runway could have resulted in an overrun.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 12:35 IST
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