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Jet That Made Mistaken Landing Takes Off Again

KSAL StaffNovember 21, 2013

A Boeing 747 that was mistakenly landed at a small Kansas airport has taken off and was expected to land soon at its original destination – a nearby Air Force base with a longer runway for the huge craft.

Boeing’s 747 Dreamlifter landed Wednesday evening at Col. James Jabara Airport, about 8 miles north of its intended target, McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. Jabara’s runway is 6,100 feet long, shorter than is ideal for an aircraft of that size.

Investigators don’t know yet why the jet landed at Jabara. The two-person crew was not injured and neither the plane nor Jabara’s airport property was damaged.

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