Singapore Airlines A350 breaks off approach to Mumbai


Mumbai - Local press in Mumbai reports that The flight SQ422 from Singapore Airlines received clearance to land on runway 09 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport (CSIA) on Monday morning, December 3, but the first approach failed.

Flight recordings suggest that the pilots aligned the Airbus A350-900 (9V-SMH) to the Juhu airport instead of CSIA, which, with a maximum runway length of 1,143 meters, mainly serves general aviation. Mumbai and Juhu Airports are only a few hundred meters away.

But according to a statement from Singapore Airlines, the pilots broke off the approach "due to poor visibility" at 1,000 feet and started go-around procedure.

"At no time did the pilots of SQ422 confuse Juhu Airport with Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport," the airline said. The second approach was successful and the flight SQ422 safely landed at Mumbai International Airport.

Airbus A350-900 (9V-SMH)
Flight SQ422, © FlightAware