Flight Crew Relieved From Duty Following Landing at Wrong Airport

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A regional airline has relieved a flight crew involved in a landing at the wrong airport earlier this month in Louisiana, leading one lawmaker to demand answers.
Continental Connection Flight 3222, which originated from Houston, was bound for Lake Charles, La., with 23 passengers and three Colgan Air crew members aboard on Sept. 7. The aircraft, however, landed some eight miles away at Southland Field, a private airport to the west in Carlyss, La.
"Even though Colgan Flight 3222 from Houston to Lake Charles, La., landed safely at Southland Field, we are taking this incident very seriously," read a statement from Colgan spokeswoman Amy Howell. "Safety is a top priority for Colgan, and when the investigation is complete, we will file a report with the FAA and take any actions that are warranted."
Per standard procedure, the crew has been relieved of duty while an investigation is conducted, Howell's statement continued. At no time was passenger safety in question, she said.
While the exact cause of the incident remains under investigation, Howell said an air traffic controller in Houston had cleared the pilot for a visual approach after crewmembers advised that they had the field in sight.


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