Southwest pilots suspended for landing at wrong airport

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Two Southwest Airlines pilots are suspended with pay after they landed at the wrong airport in Missouri.

Flight 4013 departed Chicago’s Midway Airport on Sunday.

It was supposed to land at Branson Airport.

But instead it wound up seven miles away, at Taney County Airport.

The pilots had to slam on the brakes during the landing because they were running out runway.

The runway was about half the size needed, and the plane stopped 300 feet short of an embankment.

The NTSB and the FAA are investigating what went wrong.

No one was injured on the flight.

Passengers received refunds and vouchers for future flights.

In order to take off from the shorter runway, crews had to dump some fuel to make the aircraft lighter.

The plane left the airport, for Tulsa, on Tuesday.


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