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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Airbus Updates No.433

Incident: Air France A319 at Casablanca on Aug 8th 2011, landed on wrong runway

By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Sep 16th 2011 17:21Z, last updated Friday, Sep 16th 2011 17:41Z
An Air France Airbus A319-100, registration F-GRXC performing flight AF-1896 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Casablanca (Morocco), had been cleared for a visual approach to and was cleared to land on runway 35L however landed on runway 35R at around 08:28L (08:28Z). With no other traffic being on runway 35R the Airbus rolled out safely.

Morocco's Civil Aviation Authority is investigating.

Casablanca's runway 35L offered a Category II ILS approach.

The Category III ILS approach to runway 35R was suspended due to work at the runway lighting.

A local aviation source reported runway 35R had actually been closed at the time of the incident by broadcast on ATIS (but not NOTAMed). The crew was suspended.

Morocco's Civil Aviation Authority as well as Morocco's Airport Authority so far did not respond to inquiries by The Aviation Herald transmitted on Sep 14th.

Airbus A319-111 aircraft picture

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