Ethiopian Airlines flight accidentally lands at the wrong airportavril 5, 2021
On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Cargo flight ET3891 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia touched down in Ndola, Zambia, One Mile at a Time reports. However, instead of arriving at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport – its intended destination – it landed at Copperbelt International Airport, the city’s new, yet-unopened international air hub.
Alleged footage of the flight fail hit Facebook, where ground crew could be seen waving and yelling at the plane as it taxied.
In another twist, another Ethiopian Airlines pilot also almost reportedly made the same mistake. Flight ET871 also departed Addis Ababa for Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport on Sunday and was on track to touch down at Copperbelt, before the aviator realized the error of their ways and changed course to land at the right place instead, the travel blog alleges.
Though a spokesperson for Ethiopian Airlines was not immediately available to offer further comment to Fox News, travel numbers are trending upwards in the U.S. Over the holiday weekend, Transportation Security Administration screened over 1.5 million passengers across the country, marking record numbers since March 2020.