Turkish Airlines 777 Approached Wrong Runway in Tokyo

Turkish Airlines 777 Approached Wrong Runway in Tokyo
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Last weekend, it was revealed that a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 approached the wrong runway when landing into Tokyo Haneda Airport.

More information has surfaced regarding the incident.

Below is what we know so far on this.

Turkish Airlines TK198 – Istanbul to Tokyo…

Turkish Airlines 777 Approached Wrong Runway in Tokyo
Turkish Airlines 777 Approached Wrong Runway in Tokyo
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Turkish Airlines flight TK198 is a routine scheduled flight between Istanbul and Tokyo Haneda.

The aircraft involved in this incident was TC-JJT.

As per data from Planespotters.net, TC-JJT is a 9.7 year old Boeing 777-300ER that was delivered to the airline in September 2014.

Furthermore, of that aircraft type, the airline has 35 of them.

Of that 35, all but one are in active service, hosting an average fleet age of 10.8 years.

Turkish Airlines flight TK198 departed Istanbul at 0224 local time on April 20 and proceeded to Tokyo Haneda.

As per The Aviation Herald, it was when the approach into Haneda began that things went a little wrong.

It is understood that the Boeing 777 was cleared to land on Runway 22, but approached Runway 23 instead.

As soon as this was identified by Japanese ATC, the crew was instructed to perform a go-around.

The crew on Turkish Airlines flight TK198 from Istanbul complied and came in for another landing into Tokyo Haneda, which was successful.

Incident Being Investigated…

BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada via wikimedia commons.

The aviation safety outlet reports that the JTSB is investigating this occurrence.

It is unclear what the outcome of this investigation will be, as well as whether any further recommendations will be made.

All eyes will be on whether any actions will be taken by the Turkish Airlines side following the incident involving TK198 from Istanbul to Tokyo.

As soon as we get more information regarding this, then we will update you accordingly.

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