A couple of days back a Delta Airlines plane landed at the wrong airport in South Dakota. The mishap is now being investigated by the NTSB.
The plane took off from Minneapolis- St Paul Airport (MSP) and was heading for Rapid City Airport (RAP). Instead, it landed at Ellsworth Air Force Base which is located around 10 miles away.
USA Today mentioned from the AP that “The two airports have runways that are oriented nearly identically to the compass, from northwest to southeast“.
After “coordinating with officials”, the flight took off for Rapid City. I wonder if this would be one of the shortest flights ever!
During the NTSB investigation, the Delta crew has been taken off-duty. Delta Airlines has contacted the 130 passengers from the flight “and offered a gesture of apology for the inconvenience.” I wonder what kind of gesture this could be! (Points, vouchers, nothing?)
Find out more from USA Today here.