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(Aviation Herald)   US: Southwest lands at the wrong airport in Missouri. Tanzania: Ethiopian Airlines drops a 767 into an airport that mostly serves little propeller planes and has a runway half the needed length - and gets it out again. With pictures and video   ( avherald.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Missouri, Ethiopian B763, Ethiopian Airlines, Dar es Salaam, Civil Aviation Authority, Addis Ababa, Kilimanjaro, Mombasa  
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2014-01-14 08:12:21 AM  
2 votes:
Planes don't need a lot of runway to take off if:

a) They are empty
b) You ignore Accelerate Stop Distance safety margins
c) The clearway is flat and unobstructed

I've seen DC-10s depart off 4000 ft strips.
2014-01-14 08:49:59 AM  
1 vote:
2014-01-14 08:13:32 AM  
1 vote:
What's with all the planes landing at the wrong airport, lately? Anonymous hack the nav systems or something?
2014-01-14 08:06:05 AM  
1 vote:
I must warn you the video is 240p hell.
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