Singapore Airline flight SQ 422 servicing Mumbai from Singapore was on approach into Mumbai using a A350-900. Apparently Mumbai ATC said it was on approach to “Mumbai Juhu Airport” and the pilot “mistook” the Juhu airport runway for the assigned runway 09 of the Chhtarapati Shivaji International airport (CSIA).
However the airlines denies this and said “Singapore Airlines flight SQ422, operating from Singapore to Mumbai on December 4, was scheduled to land on runway 09 at CSIA at 1035 hrs. Due to poor visibility conditions, the crew discontinued the approach to runway 09 at approximately 1,000 feet, in accordance with standard operating procedures,” the airline said.
Following this Mumbai Approach ATC vectored the plane for runway 09 at CSIA, which proceeded to land safely.
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