Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fat Plane on a Little Runaway

It's not every day that the hometown makes national news.  Ok, due to tornadoes and serial killers, it does happen.  Apparently, a pilot mistook landing lights to be the rather large McConnell Air Force Base instead of a very small public runway north of Wichita.  Somehow they were able to land in the itty bitty airport before finding out they were 9 miles to the north.  The runway was 3,000 feet too small for a proper takeoff, so they unloaded all the cargo, put in enough fuel to make it across town, and took off.  We had a cold front hit with drizzle, luckily they were able to take off, because Jabara Airport doesn't have a deicer large enough to handle the jet.

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