Boeing Jumbo Jet Lands at Wrong Airport, Gets Stuck

by Karl Utermohlen | November 21, 2013 12:01 pm

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A Boeing (BA[2]) 747 jumbo jet made a minor mistake by landing at the wrong airport on Wednesday evening.

The Associated Press reports that the plane was supposed to land at the McConnell Air Force Base[3] in Wichita, Kansas but accidentally landed on an airport about 8 miles north of it. The jet was supposed to land at the base to deliver new parts for a Boeing 787 Dreamliner but instead landed at the significantly smaller Col. James Jabara airport.

The airport’s runway is only 6,101 feet long which is relatively small for a jumbo jet. Nevertheless, the company has confirmed that the plane will be able to take off at around noon on Thursday and make its way to the Air Force base.

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