On June 18, 2015, Air El Kadsre Flight 78, a Sukhoi Superjet 100, registration EK103456, flying from Wats Kayos Field in Wats, El Kadsre to Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, accidentally landed at Pegasus Airpark in Queen Creek, Arizona, U.S. when the crew intended to land in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport due to an error made by the pilot.

The crew subsequently received compliments from the airline community for managing to land and take off from the 5,000 ft × 80 ft (1,524 m × 24 m) single runway without much difficulty.

Aircraft and crew

The airplane involved was EK103456, a Sukhoi Superjet 100 delivered in 2014 to Air El Kadsre.

The cockpit crew included:

Nationality Passengers Crew Total
Flag of El Kadsre (1989-present) El Kadsre 15 7 22
Flag of Russia Russia 2 1 3
Flag of Jazila Jazila 20 - 20
Flag of Australia Australia 12 - 12
Flag of the United States United States 10 - 10
Flag of Mahri Mahri 12 - 12
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 5 - 5
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 6 - 6
Flag of Taiwan Taiwan 5 - 5
Total 87 8 95
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