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Atlas Air 4241 landed at the wrong airport

Apparently this flight missed its destination by 12 miles and landed at the wrong airport. Here’s a link to an article:

cnn.com/2013/11/21/travel/ka … g-airport/

Here’s a link to it’s scheduled departure a bit later on a runway about a 1/2 mile shorter than required, according to the article.

How do you mistake a little airport like that for an Air Force base 12 miles away…someone’s got some 'splainin to do.

I’m amazed this happened. Hope the take off is covered by local media.

Looks like that flight originated in Italy with a stop at JFK en route to Washington. Guess there are parts it has to pick up en route to Washington.

Live feed for the departure…
kwch.com/news/local-news/boe … index.html

ATC audio of the incident:

soundcloud.com/buzzfeednews/747 … ong-kansas