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). Â Again, details are coming, but it appears they landed at the College of the Ozarks airport (PLK), with only a 3700′ runway. Â 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. Â 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. Â Expecting a big day tomorrow for internet viewers? Â (H/T to Managing Correspondent @BigMalX).