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Plane lands at wrong airport

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 - 00:54

Jan. 13 - A Southwest Airlines flight heading from Chicago to Branson, Missouri lands at the wrong airport. Linda So reports.

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This Southwest Airlines jet made an unexpected landing at the wrong airport. The flight from Chicago was supposed to land at Branson Airport in Missouri Sunday night. Instead, it ended up at a much s maller airport 7 miles away. SOUNDBITE: PASSENGER MARY MELCHER, SAYING: "We were the only plane sitting out there, so it's kind of hard to imagine that they didn't know that they shouldn't have been there." The airport in Taney County where the Boeing 737 landed has a runway that's much shorter than Branson's. Luckily, none of the 124 passengers aboard were hurt. SOUNDBITE: PASSENGER SHANNON SPEAR, SAYING: "I thought the landing was a little bumpy, but we kind of were pushed forward, where we almost kind of hit our heads on the seat in front of us... We were very lucky indeed, especially considering that there was a cliff at the end of the runway." The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident. It's unclear why the plane landed at the wrong airport. Passengers were eventually taken by bus to the right airport.

Plane lands at wrong airport

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 - 00:54

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