When the landing's in doubt, it's far better to initiate a do-over sooner than later.
It was 6 a.m. and still dark as the weary copilot lined up the Learjet 35 for final into Kansas City Downtown Airport (MKC). The crew's duty day had begun on the backside of the clock for the early morning departure out of Dallas, a fact that surely contributed to the unfolding error — the right seater was heading from the wrong runway. With about 1 mi. to touchdown, the copilot realized the mistake and altered the flight path to line up with the correct runway. However, when the ...
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