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Plane Lands at Wrong Airport

November 21, 2013 by · Comments Off on Plane Lands at Wrong Airport 

Plane Lands at Wrong Airport, A massive Boeing 747 Dreamlifter cargo plane landed at the wrong airport late Wednesday.

The plane is now scheduled to depart the airport at 1 p.m. ET, according to The City of Wichita’s Twitter account. Initially, there had been concern about whether the airport’s 6,100-foot runway would be long enough for the Dreamlifter to take off from the airport.

As for the initial incident, the plane was supposed to fly to the McConnell Air Force Base from New York JFK Airport. Instead, it set down instead at Jabara Airport near Wichita in an apparent mistake.

“A Dreamlifter bound for McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita safely landed this evening at nearby Col. James Jabara Airport instead. We are working to determine next steps and will have additional information in the morning,” Boeing said in a statement seen by local media.

It appears as though the pilots confused the airports, according to air traffic control recordings.

Citing audio from LiveATC.net, Wichita’s KWCH TV reports the Dreamlifter was given clearance to land at McConnell AFB but instead landed about 9 miles north at Jabara around 9:20 p.m. CT Wednesday evening.

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