Misidentification of landing airfield, Warton Aerodrome, Lancashire, 27 March 2015
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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Published: 14 April 2016
Date of occurrence: 27 March 2015