09/03/06 – Birmingham Airport to get 10 mile long runway

CraigyB writes,

The main reason for the Birmingham Airport expansion plans is Iranian pilots.

You see, Iranian pilots, accustomed as they are to landing more or less anywhere, for example in amongst fields of sheep and stuff, have caused a major government rethink after one of their pilots tried to land a 200-plus seater Boeing in a field near Fen End.
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