Southwest Airlines 737 Lands at Wrong Branson, Missouri Airport

Southwest Airlines

According to a tweet that just went out from NBC News, a Southwest Airlines 737 landed today at the wrong airport in Branson, Missouri.  No passengers were injured in the landing.  It is not clear at this point why the jet landed at this airport.

According to a report from the Epoch Times, the airport where the plane landed was about nine miles from Branson.

The plane was headed for Dallas Love Field Airport, according to a report from NBC and it originated from Chicago, according to ABC.

Unfortunately for the passengers on the flight, the plane is now stranded at the small airport, which has a runway of only 3,700 ft.  This appears to be too short for the 737 to take off.  According to NBC reporter Ray Villeda via his Twitter account, it “[w]ill be tough to get the plane out of there.  Won’t happen tonight.”

Southwest Airlines is headquartered out of Dallas, Texas.

By Nancy Schimelpfening

Source:

NBC News Twitter Account

The Epoch Times

One Response to "Southwest Airlines 737 Lands at Wrong Branson, Missouri Airport"

  1. Bob Lee Swagger   January 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    The airport where the plane landed is not 9 miles from Branson; it is about one and one half miles south of town just north of the College of the Ozarks. We witnessed the descent, and it looked like he was making an emergency landing and could not make the main airport about 6 miles south of Branson where Southwest normally operates.

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