Flydubai B738 at Juba on Apr 28th 2021, go around due to ATC error

Last Update: May 3, 2021 / 14:23:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-611

Aircraft Registration
A6-FED

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FED performing flight FZ-611 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Juba (South Sudan), was on final approach to Juba's runway 13 descending through about 500 feet AGL when the crew initiated a go around after another aircraft entered the runway. The Boeing climbed out safely, positioned for another approach and landed safely on runway 13 about 15 minutes after the go around.

A passenger reported the captain indicated they had needed to go around due to an ATC error causing a "near miss". There had been problems for months already due to the civil controllers being on strike and military personnel providing air traffic control services since.

According to Mode-S data a German glider aircraft (with no engines at all and not being towed) tail number D-KWKS lined up runway 13 at that very moment, subsequently departed climbing to FL150 (with about 300 knots over ground), the aircraft obviously using a fake transponder ID.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-611

Aircraft Registration
A6-FED

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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