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(Ozarks First)   "This is your captain speaking; we've landed safely at the Branson airport...oh, shiat, we were supposed to land in Dallas, weren't we? F*ck"   ( ozarksfirst.com) divider line
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2014-01-12 09:16:48 PM  
9 votes:
He picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.
2014-01-13 01:01:51 AM  
6 votes:
Dude had comp tickets to the Yakov Smirnoff show. I totally understand.
2014-01-13 07:43:10 AM  
4 votes:
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2014-01-13 06:18:23 AM  
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2014-01-13 05:52:33 AM  
3 votes:

Radak: Lsherm: What I don't understand is that you're communicating with the tower before approach.  No one at the main airport noticed that the plane was lining up for the wrong farking airport?

If I trust a comment on another article about this incident, neither of these airports has a tower, but it still boggles the mind that this kind of mistake could be made with a big jet.  Wouldn't a pilot notice on approach that the runway is half the length he's expecting?

Also, these articles fail to mention the interesting aspect that the runway where they landed is shorter than the minimum takeoff distance for a 737-700, by quite a bit.  I don't know if they can reduce the takeoff distance enough simply by flying with no cargo and as little as fuel as needed to safely get to the right airport.  Any Fark pilots have any comments on this?

They temporarily mount rockets on the fuselage to boost the speed and lower the required takeoff distance

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Much like this
2014-01-13 04:45:28 AM  
3 votes:
Why is the article written like that?

I do not understand

It seems weird

I understand if it were an ongoing event

Or an emergency

Nonetheless they should fix it

I believe
2014-01-13 01:58:39 AM  
3 votes:
Wanna get away?
2014-01-13 03:58:19 AM  
2 votes:
You are now free to muck about the country
2014-01-13 01:13:59 AM  
2 votes:

Lsherm: No one at the main airport noticed that the plane was lining up for the wrong farking airport?

I dunno, if I was stuck doing air traffic control for Branson, I'd be doing whatever I could to help people avoid the place. Even if it's having a pilot think he's landing at the right airport when he's actually not.
2014-01-13 04:31:28 AM  
1 vote:
Hai guyz!

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2014-01-13 04:07:24 AM  
1 vote:
A few thoughts.

A) People were taken by bus to the right airport, but WHAT ABOUT THEIR LUGGAGE?

B) don't you think Chicago to Dallas makes more sense for a non stop instead of a non stop to Branson?

C) having flight experience, but not commercial, I was under the assumption that the tower or approach knew where you were and told you when to turn, and to what heading etc, basically making sure planes line up in an orderly fashion for landing. Is this not common in Branson?
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