It was not too long ago, that famed airline pilot "sully" Sullenberger, who was the captain of the plane that landed successfully in the Hudson a few years ago, warned about the dangers of the current airline management. Mostly Sullenberger focused on pilots who are undertrained and who are overworked.
In the latest case, a jet was landed at the wrong airport during a night landing. However, the pilots did not realize when they landed that they not only were at the wrong airport but that the regional airstrip on which they landed is too short for the plane to be safely flown out from that airport.
The flight was originally supposed to land in Branson, Missouri, but landed seven miles away.
The passengers on board the Boeing 737 tell of a scary landing, in which the plane dropped quickly and made a rough landing. Some passengers also reported smelling smoke in the cabin. That was probably due to the short runway and the pilot's realization that he had to break as hard as he could to stop the plane from over running the runway. In fact, the tyres were smoking once the plane came to rest.
This incident marks the second time that an airliner has landed at the wrong airport.
Soruce : NBC news/ 1.13.14