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"Touching Down" at wrong airport not that "Uncommon"

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Landing at the wrong airport happens more often than people may think.

A search by The Associated Press of government safety databases and media reports since the early 1990s has found that at least 150 U.S. commercial air carriers have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land before the crew realized the mistake in time.

Just last month a Southwest Airlines landed at the wrong airport in Missouri, and the same mistake happened with a jumbo cargo plane last fall in Kansas.

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