Southwest Airlines jet lands at wrong airport

6:52 AM, Jan 13, 2014   |    comments
Southwest jet lands at a smaller Branson area airport than it's intended destination 9 miles away.
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BRANSON, Mo. -- A Southwest Airlines 737 passenger jet was scheduled to land at Branson Airport on Sunday. Instead, the pilot mistakenly landed at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport, or Taney County Airport, which has a shorter runway.

Southwest released the following statement:

The Southwest Airlines Pilot in command of flight #4013 safely landed at (PLK) Taney County airport this evening. The Boeing 737-700 carried 124 Customers and a crew of five and was operating as a scheduled flight from Chicago Midway to Branson.

Our ground crew from the Branson airport has arrived at the airport to take care of our Customers and their baggage. The landing was uneventful, and all Customers and Crew are safe.

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