ODD LANDING: Southwest Plane Lands In Wrong Airport

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(CNN) — A Southwest Airlines plane carrying more than 100 passengers landed at the wrong Missouri airport Sunday, the company said.

Southwest Flight 4013 from Chicago’s Midway Airport was scheduled to land at Branson airport on Sunday evening, but it instead showed up at Taney County airport, said Brad Hawkins, a spokesman for the airline.

The two airports are about seven miles apart and serve the same area of southwest Missouri.

Hawkins said he didn’t yet have enough information to say why the plan landed at the wrong location.

The landing of the plane, a Boeing 737-700 carrying 124 passengers and five crew members, was uneventful, and everyone is safe, he said.

CNN first learned of the landing error from tweets from the region.

1 Comment

  • jasmine

    Please note when reporting the airplane landing mishap in branson mo. that the airports are incredibly close! They actually landed at the old college airport (taney) which has a significantly shorter runway than the branson airport there. (now if you want a cool story, do it on that college!)Their going to really think about how they’re going to get that 737 back up in the air with such a short runway. ;) believe me I know- this is my hometown, I’ve seen both airports. I could imagine this mistake would be easy if they weren’t paying the ‘best’ attention- especially at night.

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