2014-01-12 Southwest B737 N272WN landed at wrong airport, Missouri
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|Flight phase:||LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown|
|Damage to a/c:||none|
|Flight no.:||WN 4013|
|From:||KMDW/MDW: Chicago Midway To: KBBG/BKG: Branson|
|Age a/c:||6.8329 years|
|The 737 was operating on a scheduled flight from Chicago´s Midway on a visual approach to runway 12 at Hollister Branson Airport (KBBG) but erroneously landed instead at Branson´s Graham Creek Airport (KPLK).
Despite the much shorter runway (only 1140 m instead of 2200 m at Branson Airport) the pilots landed safely and came to a stop just before the end of the runway. All on board remained safe.
Both Airports are 5.8 NM apart nd have roughly the same runway layout.
Graham Creek Airport is a tabletop airport surrounded by steep, downloping terrain offering no overrun capabilities.
Jacdec Incident ID: 2014-01-12-B737