Friday, November 18, 2011

'Confused' pilots land on taxiway

A plane carrying 192 passengers came close to disaster after its pilots landed on an airport taxiway instead of the runway.

According to the Daily Mail, the Thomson Airways flight from Doncaster landed on the taxiway at an airport in Paphos, Cyprus.

The pilots were told to land on runway 29, however it appears the pilots "got confused" and landed on the taxiway, even though it has none of the markings of a runway.

The Cypriot air authority told the Daily Mail they were collecting information about the incident.

"We are in contact with the UK's accident investigation authority. We have the authority to make recommendations to the government and they will make changes if necessary."

Thomson Airways is also investigating.

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