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Dreamlifter Lands At Wrong Airport – May Be Stuck There

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A modified Boeing 747 “Dreamlifter” landed at the wrong airport in Kansas, and the runway may be too short for it to take off again…

Most larger airplanes require longer runways to take off and/or land.  This airliner, in particular, requires more than 9,000 feet of runway to take off safely; this airport has just over 6,000 feet of runway.

The pilots were supposed to be landing at an Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas, but instead landed at a much smaller airport 10 miles north.

According to Yahoo, The company announced that, indeed, a 747 Dreamlifter landed at “an” airport, but did not offer much more information than that.

To add insult to injury, a tug that had been sent from the Air Force base to reposition the aircraft broke down along the way….

 

(Via Yahoo)

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