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Boeing jumbo jet lands at wrong Kansas airport



Published: Thu, November 21, 2013 @ 1:19 p.m.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Boeing 747 jumbo jet mistakenly landed at a small Kansas airport not far from the Air Force base where it was supposed to land to deliver parts for the company's new 787 Dreamliner.

The 747 intended to touch down at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, which is next to a company that makes large sections of the 787. Those sections are then hauled to Boeing plants for assembly.

Instead, the cargo flight landed 8 miles north, at the smaller Col. James Jabara Airport.

The huge plane was expected to take off around noon today and fly to McConnell. Boeing said it would unload its cargo at McConnell as planned.

Boeing owns the plane, but it's operated by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, a New York-based cargo-hauler that also provides crews or planes to companies that need them.


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