Turkish 737 mistakenly lands at Georgian military airport

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Georgia's civil aviation administration has confirmed that a Turkish Airlines aircraft erroneously landed at a military airport in the country's capital today.

According to the administration the Boeing 737-800 - registered TC-JFT - landed 4nm southeast of Tbilisi International Airport, at the Vaziani base.

The military base, whose runway has a similar heading to Tbilisi's, was bombed during the Russian assault on Georgia in August last year.

"It's the fifth time in Georgia for a landing the wrong runway," says the Georgian administration in a statement.

The Turkish aircraft was carring 69 passengers.

It is unclear what type of approach the aircraft was conducting, and whether the choice of approach was influenced by findings from the Turkish Airlines 737-800 crash at Amsterdam in February.