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Southwest plane that landed at wrong airport to take off today

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Not sure if it's happened yet. They'll be flying to Meigs Field for repairs. (bransontrilakesnews.com) More...

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preacher1
preacher1 1
Actually it got off and went to TUL, about a 26 minute flight. It got off with no major effort, at least it didn't appear to
pika1000
pika1000 1
As of 2:PM Central, it is still there but it has filed to go to Tulsa. A whopping 28 minute flight covering 156 miles.
pika1000
pika1000 1
Make that 2:40PM
volvodadfast
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8506
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 1
That's pretty funny; flying to Meigs for repairs. If they get that done their pilots can land anywhere.
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 0
The Dreamliner got so much more attention for landing at the wring airport. That's because it's such an unusual and big airplane, and it landed on such a short runway.

But this Southwest plane was carrying 124 additional passengers and 3 additional crew members.

Apparently it shows that many pilots are routinely not using their nav equipment, when identifying their landing location.
canuck44
canuck44 1
Dreamlifter.
preacher1
preacher1 1
He fussed at me for doing the same thing back in November when talking about the DREAMLIFTER. Get him Jon. LOL
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 1
LOL.

Yeah, I got mine too.
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 0
Yes. It is.

It was one if those times that I was happy autocomplete 'finished' the word, but then wondered later*, if "I" had written the wrong name.

* later - when reading the name Dreamlifter on the long thread.

Just now, your comment/ correction confirmed my concern.

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