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