Details are still coming in, but according to @scottDallasTX and other media sources, Southwest Flight 3014, from Chicago (Midway) landed at the wrong Branson, MO airport this evening (cause there are tons of Branson airports). Again, details are coming, but it appears they landed at the College of the Ozarks airport (PLK), with only a 3700′ runway. Does anybody know – is that long enough for a 737 t0 take off?
This is strangely reminiscent of the situation last month where a Boeing 747 Dreamlifter, operated by Atlas Air, landed at the wrong airport in Wichita. When fields are in close proximity, mistakes can happen.
According to Scott, the landing was efficient, but scary.
More to follow!
Update (7:20PM PDT): It looks like the Southwest Boeing 737-700 CAN take off with this limited runway, albeit likely empty. Expecting a big day tomorrow for internet viewers? (H/T to Managing Correspondent @BigMalX).