Southwest Airlines Jet Comes To Tulsa After Landing At Wrong Branson Airport

Monday, January 13th 2014, 7:03 pm
By: News On 6

A Southwest Airlines jet that landed at the wrong Branson airport made a pit stop in Tulsa Monday evening.

The plane took off from the smaller airport at about 3 p.m. Monday. It refueled in Tulsa then returned to service.

The plane was traveling from Chicago to Branson Sunday night when it landed at a much smaller airport, about seven miles away from where it should have landed.

"We were the only plane sitting out there, so it's kind of hard to imagine that they didn't know that they shouldn't have been there," said passenger Mary Melcher.

No one was hurt, but passengers say it was a surprise.

"We were very lucky indeed, especially considering that there was a cliff at the end of the runway," passenger Shannon Spear said.

Southwest said the pilot and first officer will not be allowed to fly while the FAA investigates.