Southwest flight from Chicago lands at wrong Missouri airport

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A Southwest Airlines flight to Dallas with a scheduled stop in Missouri landed at the wrong airport Sunday night.

Flight 4013, carrying 124 customers and a crew of five, landed at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport instead of Branson Airport, about 8 miles away.

“Our ground crew from the Branson airport took care of our customers and their baggage,” according to a statement from Southwest Airlines.

“The landing was uneventful, and all the customers and crew are safe.”

However, passengers say the landing was very hard as the pilots worked to stop the plane on a runway that was about half the length of the one they were supposed to land one.

Passengers say they sat on the plane for about 70 minutes before the doors were opened and they boarded buses to the Branson Airport.

It’s not clear why the crew landed the plane at the wrong airport.

Passengers were put on a different plane at the correct airport and continued their flight to Dallas.

Southwest is not trying to figure out how to get the plane out of the small airport, which is usually used for small, private planes.

The FAA is now investigating.

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