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Southwest Airlines landed at the wrong airport - what happens to the pilot(s)?

Asked by elbanditoroso (19977points) January 13th, 2014

Last night, instead of landing at Branson (MO) airport, the pilots landed (presumably by accident) at the Taney County airport (downton Branson), that has a runway about half as long.

What happens to the pilots of the 737, who clearly screwed up? Are they fired for incompetence? “Re-educated”? Do they have to re-take their navigation class?

Of course, this could have been MUCH worse – but what’s the punishment for landing at the wrong airport?

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