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Southwest Airlines Plane Lands At the Wrong Airport

A Southwest Airlines plane from Chicago to Branson, Missouri almost made it to Branson – except it landed a mere 7 miles away. That’s right, a passenger aircraft landed at the wrong airport. The pilot announced that a welcome to Branson’s regional airport before giving an apology and saying they actually landed at the wrong airport. Southwest bused the 124 passengers and their luggage to the correct airport and the 737 is expected to take off sometime today.

This is part of Southwest’s statement – “The landing was uneventful, and all Customers and Crew are safe.” I’m sorry – landing at the wrong airport is not an uneventful landing!

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