AAIB investigation to Cessna Citation CJ2, D-ISJP

Misidentification of landing airfield, Warton Aerodrome, Lancashire, 27 March 2015

Summary:

The flight crew were positioning for a visual approach to Runway 28 at Blackpool Airport (EGNH) but lined up with Runway 25 at Warton Aerodrome (EGNO), 5.5 nm to the south-east. The aircraft descended to an altitude of 1,000 ft amsl, levelled and flew overhead the runway at Warton, before being repositioned for a landing on Runway 28 at Blackpool. There were several opportunities to identify and correct the misunderstanding.

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Cessna Citation CJ2, D-ISJP 04-16

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