Boeing Company Jet Lands at Wrong Airport

Nov 21, 2013 No Comments by

A Boeing 747 jumbo jet used to haul parts of 787 Dreamliner jets around the world landed at the wrong Kansas airport Wednesday evening.

Photos from a Wichita, Kan. local CBS affiliate show the heavily-modified, 235-foot long jumbo jet on the ground at Jabara Airport, a small area airport, about 8 miles north of the jet’s intended destination of McConnell Air Force Base. Jabara Airport, in northeast Wichita, has a 6,101-foot long runway, significantly shorter than those typically used by a 747, raising questions about whether or not the jumbo can take off.

A Boeing spokesman confirmed in an emailed statement that the 747 “bound for McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita safely landed [Wednesday] evening at nearby Col. James Jabara Airport instead.”

For the complete story by Jon Ostrower of The Wall Street Journal, click here.

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