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Old 01-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #49
Marin
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Some years ago Aeroflot had a daily (I think) flight to Seattle-Tacoma. Don't know if they still do, but the fight came in after dark.

On one particular flight the crew made an ILS approach (so they said) to Highway 99, the busy four-lane road which is the main drag through the airport area and runs parallel to but a mile or more to the east of the runways at Seatac. Realizing their mistake they went around..... and did it again.

Third time's a charm and they got it on the ground on the correct stretch of pavement. As I recall, significant drinking on the flight deck was the root cause of the error. The ILS itself was fine.
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