Plane Lands At Wrong Airport

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A Boeing 747 that mistakenly landed at the wrong Wichita, Kansas airport Wednesday night took off Thursday afternoon for its original destination, a nearby Air Force base with a longer runway for the huge craft.

Boeing's 747 Dreamlifter landed at Col. James Jabara Airport, about eight miles north of its intended target, McConnell Air Force Base. Jabara's runway is 6,100 feet long, shorter than is ideal for an aircraft of that size.

Investigators don't know yet why the cargo jet landed at Jabara. The two-person crew was not injured and neither the plane nor Jabara's airport property was damaged.

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