Southwest Plane Lands at Wrong Airport
The flight bound for Branson, Mo., touched down 7 miles away
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2014 6:29 AM CST
This frame grab provided by KSPR-TV shows a Southwest Airlines flight that was scheduled to arrive Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Branson Airport in southwest Missouri.   (Uncredited)

(Newser) – "The landing was uneventful, and all customers and crew are safe," says a Southwest Airlines rep of Flight 4013. So why is it making headlines? Because the flight, with 124 passengers and another five crew, was supposed to travel from Chicago's Midway to Branson Airport in southwest Missouri yesterday. Instead it landed at another airport about seven miles away ... that only had about half as much runway. CNN reports that the pilot had to "do a lot of heavy braking," but managed to stop the plane about 300 feet before the end of the 3,738-foot runway; Branson's runway is 7,140 feet. A passenger tells the network the pilot then said, "Welcome to Branson."

Or not: The Boeing 737-700 actually touched down at Taney County Airport, which the News-Leader reports is part of the College of the Ozarks campus. The rep had no information on why the plane went to the wrong airport, but the FAA is digging in. This marks the second time in less than two months that a large jet has landed at the wrong airport. In the November case, the plane had some issues getting out of Kansas; the AP reports that's not expected to be the case in Missouri, where the plane could fly out "as early as (Monday) morning." There won't be many more opportunities for such a mishap again: The News-Leader reports that Southwest will no longer fly in and out of Branson Airport as of June.

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julianpenrod
Jan 13, 2014 4:42 PM CST
Since beginning in around 1950, “chemtrails”, the program of indoctrinating the atmosphere with weather modification chemicals from high flying jets in long, non dissipating vapor lanes stretching from horizon to horizon and lasting up to an hour, have overseen the explosion of tornado numbers from a constant 180 a year to seven times that many now; the development of unprecedented cloud species; the worst hurricane season on record; the warmest year on record; the accelerated disappearance of glaciers; the disappearance of bees; the largest year-to-year drop in Arctic sea ice coverage in history; tornadoes forming where they were unknown, like Brooklyn; the National Weather Service having to recalculate wind chill to reflect the fact that air holds more heat then before; unprecedented hundred degree heat waves from London to Siberia. In fact, it is chemtrails not “fossil fuels” that produce climate change. One of the worst effects has been the air steadily losing the ability to support aircraft. It started six or seven years ago as spates of about three weeks when aircraft crashes were daily or every other day events, separated by a few months. The spates got loner and the separations shorter, so, now, it seems there isn't a time when there are patches of denature atmosphere somewhere on the planet. Airlines take pains to try to avoid these, staging “accidents”, incidents”, “malfunctions” on the tarmac or in the sky to “justify” not flying into or “diverting” around contaminated air. “Cancellations” and “delays” are at unprecedented levels. Never before did a pilot refuse to take off because two men aboard were wearing “imam garb”; never before did a pilot refuse to take off because a passenger was wearing low cut jeans that exposed his underwear”; never before did a jet “overshoot is destination” because its pilots were “preoccupied”. In the past couple of weeks, there have been more than five major airplane incidents. This is just a continuation of the situation with respect to the denatured atmosphere chemtrails has produced.
winterfairy
Jan 13, 2014 2:43 PM CST
Meanwhile, the guy in coach with the handheld navigation unit (like me) is going, "what the f*** is the pilot doing??"
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Jan 13, 2014 2:06 PM CST
Landed. No dead people. What's the problem here?