Cargo Jet Lands at Wrong, Airport

Posted by promvid on Jul. 22, 2012

Pilot lands huge plane on tiny runway, Massive military plane lands at wrong airport in Tampa, A military cargo plane that typically requires 3,500 feet for takeoff landed unexpectedly Friday at Peter O. Knight Airport, where the longest runway is 95 feet short. Work began immediately to lighten the load of the 174-foot-long aircraft so that it might leave Davis Islands safely. The drama ended at 8-27 p.m., when the C-17 Globemaster III took a hop over Hillsborough Bay to MacDill, the original destination. It landed just a few minutes later. It was unclear why the plane, headed to MacDill, made an unscheduled landing at the small airport near downtown Tampa. Master Sgt. Bryan Gatewood, a spokesman for MacDill Air Force Base, said authorities are investigating. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority spokeswoman Janet Zink said the plane landed inadvertently at Peter O. Knight Airport. The plane, arriving from U.S. Central Command operations in southwest Asia with 23 passengers and a crew of 19, touched do

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