Boeing cargo jet lands at wrong Kansas airport, unable to take off because of short runway
A Boeing Dreamlifter cargo jet, with a cargo hold among the largest by volume, accidentally landed at the wrong airport in Kansas Wednesday night, and was unable to take off due to the short runway. According to KWCH News, this type of plane requires 9,200 feet to take off whereas the runway at the airport is only 6,101 feet.
CNN has some details:
Late Wednesday night, the plane, which was bound for McConnell Air Force Base from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, missed its mark by about 12 miles.
It ended up at the much at the much-smaller Jabara Airport on Wichita’s northeast side.
Jabara has no control tower and normally doesn’t handle jumbo jets.
Some eyewitnesses tweeted pictures of the stranded plane: