Fedex B752 at Tulsa on Jun 8th 2022, landed on wrong runway

Last Update: July 8, 2022 / 14:01:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 8, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-1170

Aircraft Registration
N949FD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A Fedex Federal Express Boeing 757-200 freighter, registration N949FD performing flight FX-1170 from Fort Worth Alliance,TX to Tulsa,OK (USA) with 2 crew, was cleared for a visual approach to and landing on runway 18L, however, lined up with runway 18R and continued for a landing on runway 18R. After the aircraft vacated the runway at the end, the crew informed tower they had landed on the wrong runway.

On Jul 8th 2022 the NTSB released their preliminary report and summarized the sequence of events (editorial note: the NTSB erroneously wrote runway 28L/28R a few times, no runways 28 exist at Tulsa):

According to the flight crew, the incident flight was the final leg on the 3rd night of a 5-night trip and had a scheduled departure time of 0330 CDT. The captain was pilot flying, and the first officer (FO) was pilot monitoring.

ADS-B data indicated that the incident airplane took off from AFW about 0332 CDT. The flight crew reported that the departure, takeoff and climb phases of the flight were normal. They climbed to FL310, briefed their expected approach to runway 18L and began their descent.

They obtained and reviewed automatic terminal information service (ATIS) information and set frequencies for the ILS runway 28L. The weather was instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) during the descent until they passed 10,000 ft. At the point they broke out of the clouds, they were on a 360-degree downwind vector and the FO had the airport beacon in sight. The controller then cleared the flight for the visual approach and landing on runway 18L. The FO correctly read back visual approach and landing clearance to runway 18L. The captain asked the FO to set an extended centerline on the flight management system (FMS). About 0413 CDT, the airplane landed on runway 28R, exited at taxiway L5 at the end of the runway, and notified the tower controller they had landed on the wrong runway.

All frequencies were combined in the TUL air traffic control tower at the time of the event. The controller reported clearing the aircraft for approach and landing in one call and did not become aware of the wrong runway landing until the crew reported it. The facility reported that traffic volume was light at the time of the incident. The control tower was located in between runway 18L and 18R which were approximately a mile apart.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N949FD
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
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Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B752
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 8, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-1170

Aircraft Registration
N949FD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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