Pilots didn’t know it was the wrong airport until they had to break hard
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.
A Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport in Missouri instead touched down Sunday night at a smaller airport near the southwest Missouri resort town.
The airline added the Branson and Key West airports in 2012 as part of its integration with subsidiary AirTran.
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Southwest Airlines flight collided with another plane while leaving airport gate, Saturday morning.
“Meteorologists nailed this. The storm came in hot and heavy. We endured four or five hours of heavy snow.”
Lambert officials said Wednesday that an agreement expected to be filed next month with a U.S. Bankruptcy Court allows American to shed $2.3 million a year.
Sunday’s stormy weather was to blame. No injuries reported.
One of Lambert Airport’s busiest carriers says it needs the revenue to cover costs.