The aircraft was on a short positioning flight to London City Airport when it descended below its cleared level of 2,000 ft msl. The commander believed the aircraft was on final approach for Runway 27 when in fact it was downwind for Runway 09. Following an ATC instruction the aircraft climbed to its cleared level and landed on Runway 09 without further incident. The operator took safety action aimed at preventing a recurrence.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), United Kingdom. Further information pertaining to this incident may be obtained on their web site at www.aaib.gov.uk.

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the AAIB.

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