Southwest Flight Lands at Wrong Mo. Airport

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines jet bound for Branson Airport in Missouri instead landed at another airport about 7 miles away that has only about half as much runway.

Flight 4013, carrying 124 passengers and five crew members, was headed Sunday from Chicago's Midway International Airport to Branson Airport.

Dallas-based Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins says the jet instead landed at Taney County Airport, also known as M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport.

Hawkins says the landing was uneventful and all customers and crew are safe. He didn't have information on why the plane went to the wrong airport.

Passengers were transported by ground to Branson Airport. Another Southwest jet flew them to Dallas on Sunday night.

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