Friday, May 30, 2008

The day a JAT 707 tried to land at Bankstown

JAT 707 76_836
Originally uploaded by gtveloce
Telling tales out of school now, but...It may be my fading memory at fault but I seem to recall one JAT proving flight into Sydney (possibly in 1974 or so) where the tower asked the 707's captain to confirm altitude. The conversation was along the lines of "you are too low" and "you are below the glideslope". The approach was from the west over Bankstown and indeed the pilot had mistaken Bankstown Airport for Sydney. Or so the story goes! (No harm done, they found runway 07 eventually.)

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