Southwest Flight Lands at Wrong Airport

Jan 13, 2014 No Comments by

For passenger Hunter Poole, the landing of Southwest Airlines flight 4013 was “crazy.”

The jet, carrying 124 passengers, landed at the wrong airport in Branson, Mo., Sunday, seven miles away, on a runway about half the size of the intended destination. A steep drop-off lurked beyond the Taney County Airport runway. ”[It was] very shocking when we exited the plane and saw the actual runway and how close we were to the edge of the runway,” Poole told ABC News.

Passengers reported a sudden stop to the flight. Scott Schieffer says he could smell burning rubber from the plane’s tires as they came to a halt.

For the complete story by Dan Good via Good Morning America, click here.

Photo by Scott Schieffer

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