An airport too far
The story here
about an aircraft unwittingly overflying its destination in the US reminds Huttonian of when he was in Dubai a Chinese airliner landed at Sharjah next door instead of Dubai- a much bigger airport but only 12 miles away. Sharjah in our time was never busy but was more so than Ras al Khaimah, another small UAE Sheikhdom up the coast which had about three flights a week. You could arrive at the airport on a Monday afternoon to find the next flight out was on Thursday.
Mind you it had very relaxed airport authority so if you wanted to hang around there was no problem (and no restaurant)
Labels: Careless pilots, Dubai, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah, UAE