The Aviation Portal

18 December 2013

Ethiopian flight ET-815 , Boeing 767-300 registration ET-AQW from Addis Ababa , Ethiopia  to Zanzibar Kisauni Airport via Kilimanjaro, Tanzania with 213 people on board it was approaching Kilimanjaro airport runway 27 but airplane landed at Arusha airport on runway 27.Airplane stopped inside runway at the end of it(runway it has length 1631 m /5300 feet) but while the pilot tried to turn and backtrack the runway airplane had a runway excursion and stuck in soft ground.

The crew cleared to land on runway 27 at Kilimanjaro airport but instructed that at the end of runway it was disabled a light airplane so available runway for landing it was 3200m instead of 3600.The crew reported runway in sight but landed at Arusha airport.The control tower of Arusha contacted Kilimanjaro tower and reported that Boieng 767 landed at their airport


Boieng 767 with full load it needs 1800 m for a safe landing



First Flight:20-07-1989

Age:24.4 years


photo from twitter



photo from Regional Air Tanzania




Arusha airport





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