Transcript for Giant Cargo Plane Ends Up at the Wrong Airport
Next tonight a jumbo sized mistake in kansas. How did a giant cargo plane land at the wrong airport and one with such a tiny runway. The plane was stuck there for hours. An investigation is under way into the pilots who clearly had a very bad day. Abc's david kerley has the latest. Reporter: This afternoon, this giant boeing cargo plane took off from a very small kansas airport. But how it got there is the story. In the darkness of the middle of the night, the pilots of the so- called dreamlifter put it down at the wrong airport. McCONNELL IS NINE MILES South. Yes, sir, we just landed at the other airport. Reporter: The huge 747 was HEADED to McConnell airport but the jabara airport is nine miles north and that'sy landed. It's got to be human error. Looking out the window saying i see a runway but it wasn't the runway they intended to land at. Reporter: This comes on a day when the faa warnings about cockpit computer systems, some call it automation addiction, auto pilots and warning systems. They have created the safest skies ever but the faa warns all that technology can lead to letters. The machines have outpaced the technology. Reporter: The faa wants more training, manuel flying and on simulators for pilots and is asking plane makers to simplify the docockpits, reduce the number of buttons so that man and machine produce safer skies. David kerley, abc news,
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