Incident Boeing 737-804 (SF)(WL) ET-AYL,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249459
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Sunday 4 April 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-804 (SF)(WL)
Owner/operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AYL
MSN: 32903/1127
Year of manufacture:2002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Ndola Airport, Copperbelt Province -   Zambia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD/HAAB)
Destination airport:Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (NLA/FLSK), Zambia
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-3891, a Boeing 737-804 (SF)(WL), landed at new Copperbelt International Airport which is under construction and located about 9nm WNW of the actual destination airport (Simon Mwansa).
Construction workers signaled to the crew they were not expected at that airport. The crew continued straight ahead towards the next taxiway to the runway, entered and backtracked the runway and departed again.

About 2.5 hours later, ET-AQP, another Ethiopian Airlines 737, performing flight ET-871, approached the Copperbelt International Airport but went around from 50 feet AGL.

Wrong airport landing incidents


Revision history:

05-Apr-2021 13:17 Captain Adam Added
05-Apr-2021 15:55 harro Updated [Photo]
05-Apr-2021 16:00 harro Updated [Source]
05-Apr-2021 16:21 harro Updated [Source]
07-Apr-2021 13:09 harro Updated [Cn]
13-Apr-2022 10:05 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314