Plane At Wrong Airport Expected To Leave Soon

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Southwest Airlines jet that landed at the wrong Missouri airport is expected to take off early Monday afternoon.

Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins says the Boeing 737 will be returned to service. Taney County Commissioner Brandon Williams says a fuel truck arrived at the airport shortly after noon to add fuel.

Southwest Airlines Flight 4013 was traveling from Chicago Midway Airport bound for Branson Airport Sunday night. Somehow, it landed instead at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport, about seven miles away.

No one was hurt but a passenger described the landing as abrupt. The runway at M. Graham Clark airport is a little more than half as long as the one at the Branson Airport.

Southwest says the pilot and first officer were removed from flying pending an investigation.

Source: Associated Press