Pilot identified as 52-year-old Ronald Scott Rector of Linn, Mo.
Pilots thought lights from smaller airport belonged to runway in Branson.
A third person in the cockpit of a Southwest Airlines plane that landed at the wrong Missouri airport was a company dispatcher who had authority to be there, airline officials said Tuesday.
Evidence gathered in an investigation of a fatal medical helicopter crash has raised questions about whether the pilot was distracted by personal text messages when he failed to refuel the helicopter before taking off and misjudged how far the aircraft could fly without more fuel.
Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Joseph Schuengel died in wreckage.