Southwest departing from Chicago landed at Taney County airport and pilot announced “Welcome to Branson”. The plane was bound for Branson, Missouri about seven miles away. Taney County airport’s runway is only about half the length of Branson’s runaway. Which meant the pilot had to brake hard after landing. The plane stopped about 300 feet from the end of the runway.
Report is unclear as to why this error has occured and investigation is under way. Meanwhile, the passangers of the Southwest flight has been bused to Branson airport.
I was scheduled to fly home from RDU tonight at 5:55pm. Due to weather, it got delayed then cancelled. I got on the phone with American Airlines, waited at their Ticket Desk and got on Twitter at the same time. American Airline’s twitter crew (@AmericanAir) was able to get me rebooked to a later flight much faster than AA customer service and ticket desk. I was quite impressed by their speed in helping me. Then the annoying thing happened. My new flight got delayed twice and then finally cancelled. Again @AmericanAir was able to rebook me fast. I figured these cancellations were due to the incoming weather in NY.
Then I read online a Sourthwest plane was landing in LGA and it crashed as the front wheels broke off just as they were landing. OUCH!
What’s going on these days with all the accidents in the air? I hope everyone is ok.