RV lands on taxiway at Johannesburg International 3 Sept 2019

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  1. Mike Blackburn

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    Someone managed to land an RV on taxiway A at the 03L holding point at Johannesburg International Airport (FAOR) today - between 2 airliners.
    Only have Imgur link - can’t figure out how to embed...

    Only injury I suspect will be to the pilot’s pocketbook...
    https://imgur.com/a/5kbO2LI
     
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    Us RV guys land where we want. ;-)
     
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    Oh brother, first it was the Cirrus guys doing straight in approaches and now the RV guys feel entitled to land on taxiways. When will the madness end?
     
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    I thought the Cirrus guys were keen on the vertical approach....
     
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    "Shame" :D
     
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    What is Harrison Ford doing in South Africa?
     
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    No style points unless that landing was out of an overhead break.
     
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    It's an RV-10. RV-10 guys just announce "Any traffic in the pattern, RV-10 is on final for the taxiway. Last call."
     
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    RV = Runways Voluntary
     
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    Nose-dragger RV.
    'nuff said.

    All seriousness aside, was this an emergency? Is there any more information?
     
  14. Mike Blackburn

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    If anyone knows, they aren’t saying. All gone quiet on the local av forum - we know he was on a VFR flight plan with FAOR as the stated destination. Scuttlebutt suggest that he/she may have been unfamiliar with the airfield and not appreciated the considerable distance between 03L and 03R. Probably cleared to land 03L and decided the taxiway was 03L and the actual 03L was 03R.

    Inexplicable.
     
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    When I do my GUMPS check on final, I also say to myself that I've been cleared to land (so far every time :) ) and check the rwy numbers ahead of me. Good practice to avoid landing on the wrong rwy (or a taxiway).

    Btw, the video only shows an airplane moving fast on the ground. I did not see an actual landing. Do we have a reliable source?
     
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