A Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 registered 9V-SMH from Singapore to Mumbai as flight SQ422 was cleared for approach on runway 09 at Mumbai airport on Monday morning (4 December). At around 1,000 feet and due to low visibility the pilots decided to go-around, media reports however say that the pilots where approaching nearby runway 08 at the airfield of Juhu, mainly used for general aviation and helicopters.
The airline reported: “Singapore Airlines SQ422, an Airbus A350, operating from Singapore to Mumbai on 04 December, was scheduled to land on Runway 09 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 1035hrs (local time). Due to poor visibility conditions, the crew discontinued the approach to Runway 09 at approximately 1000 feet, in accordance with standard operating procedures. Air Traffic Control Mumbai then vectored the flight for a subsequent approach onto Runway 09 and the flight landed uneventfully at 1048hrs (local time). At no time did the pilots of SQ 422 mistake Juhu airport as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.”
The following tweet shows flightradar24-data, the tweet mentions that the aircraft erroneously landed at Juhu airport but the aircraft didn’t actually land at that airport.
मुंबई में हवाई दुर्घटना टली. सिंगापुर एयरलाइन्स का विमान मुंबई एयरपोर्ट की बजाय एक किलोमीटर दूर जुहू एयरपोर्ट पर उतर गया. जांच के आदेश.
Mishap averted after Singapore Airlines SQ422 from Singapore to Mumbai erronously landed at Juhu airport.@NBT1Neeraj @NavbharatTimes pic.twitter.com/7GuNiuMrOC
— NBT Mumbai (@NBTMumbai) December 4, 2017
[Update 19:11 UTC+1 4 December]
Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 (9V-SMH) #SQ422 approaching runway 09 at Mumbai-Intl AP apparently lined-up for rwy 08 at smaller Juhu Airport. Pilots made a go-around and landed normally at their destination. Visibility was reduced due to dust & smoke. https://t.co/gH07RmWqDq pic.twitter.com/UD0F1sPkcR
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) December 4, 2017