Southwest Airlines flight 4013 took off Sunday from Chicago Midway for Dallas with a brief stop in Branson, Missouri. They flight was going well until they touched down in Missouri, at the wrong airport.
According to this article, the pilots had to apply the brakes quickly. Passengers even smelled burnt rubber, which was almost the least of their worries.
The plane stopped approximately 40 feet short of a cliff because the wrong runway they landed at, Taney County Airport, was only 3,738 feet long instead of the 7,140 foot long airport they were supposed to land at.
The passengers deplayed on the runway and were being reaccomodated to their destinations since the plane couldn’t take off due to the short runway.
Close call for these passengers and Southwest.