Aserca MD83 at Santo Domingo on May 25th 2016, landed on wrong airfield
Last Update: May 28, 2016 / 15:54:34 GMT/Zulu time
Authorities in Santo Domingo ordered the arrest of a number of soldiers involved in the incident stating, that air traffic control issued a landing clearance on runway 17 of Las Americas Airport without realizing the aircraft was actually lined up to land at San Isidro Airbase. The crew was interviewed, without evidence of intention the crew and aircraft were released to depart San Isidro and make the short hop to finally land at their intended destination. This was not the first occurrence involving the two airports, due to the close proximity of the airports there had been about 10 such incidents so far.
Following the hop to Las Americas Airport the aircraft was able to depart for the return flight R7-423 the following day with a delay of 18.5 hours.
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