Atlas Air 4241 landed at the wrong airport


#1

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.


#2

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.


#3

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


#4

ATC audio of the incident:

soundcloud.com/buzzfeednews/747 … ong-kansas