"OOPS!"

by Brenda Nelson January. 14, 2014 4965 views

No, the pilots who flew it into the wrong airport did NOT get to fly it out - they're grounded!

Last night a Southwest 737 jet landed at the wrong airport in Branson, Missouri! While we were in Branson today, we just happened to be about a mile away from the small airport where they were going to attempt to get the plane airborne again!

Hand-held and zoomed all the way out!

It got the engines revved up all the way, then shot down the runway

The airstrip stops just as the foreground building ends!

It was pretty exciting to watch it go to the very end of the short runway, rush down the strip, and zoom into the air - in only about 5 seconds!

It went right over us who were watching in a church parking lot!

Then it was headed north - and gone!

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Antonio Gil 6 years, 6 months ago

I remember seeing this event in the news. Great report.

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 8 months ago

How amazing is that - no mean feat to get a plane that size up so quickly!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Moira 7 years, 8 months ago

Missed this exciting FP congrats Brenda.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dunja 7 years, 8 months ago

Brilliant shots! Congratulations Brenda on FP!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sara G 7 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations Brenda! Makes this jet more exciting :-)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 7 years, 8 months ago

hey congratulations Brenda.. what a winner this one is...

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Renato Martins 7 years, 8 months ago

Congrats Brenda. The right person, the right time.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sherij 7 years, 8 months ago

Congrats on FP! WOW! How exciting were there any passengers or just pilots??

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Honeybee 7 years, 8 months ago

Fantastic opportunity for some great shots and reporting! Congrats of FP...well deserving!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jacki 7 years, 8 months ago

Back to say congratulations on your FP, Brenda!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 7 years, 8 months ago

Amazing capture! congrats on the FP!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gonia 7 years, 8 months ago

better than tv! super! great congrats!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gian Luigi 7 years, 8 months ago

Congrats!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
John Parsons 7 years, 8 months ago

Congrats on FP - great story - just shows you have to be there at the right time with your camera!!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 7 years, 8 months ago

That was a nail biting moment good for the pilot who got it out not so good for the ones that landed it!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 7 years, 8 months ago

Great Photo-Reportage, Brenda ... And Congratulations for your FP .... !!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 7 years, 8 months ago

Like a CNN report. :-))

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 7 years, 8 months ago

Well worth an F. P!
Congratulations and how nice of you to share your excitement with us.
Thank you... ..

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 7 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations Brenda!!!!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Josy 7 years, 8 months ago

excellent reportage Brenda !! And congrats ton FP !

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sreekumar Marar 7 years, 8 months ago

What an opportunity and how you well you grabbed it!... and the 'take off' is promptly rewarded on FP... fully agree with Dan! :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 7 years, 8 months ago

You've got to wonder about the pilots, I've heard of a lot of this lately! Congrats on the FP!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 7 years, 8 months ago

Congratulation for this exciting FP!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Abby 7 years, 8 months ago

What fun captures & a great set!!! Congratulations on FP!!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 7 years, 8 months ago

Great reportage!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kenny H 7 years, 8 months ago

Wow......just saw this on the news here. Your shots and report were better than the evening news, lol.
(Congrats on the FP too )

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 7 years, 8 months ago

Great shots of a story that was just on the news today. On the spot reporting!!! Congratulations on FP!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
David Cardona 7 years, 8 months ago

Awesome! Thanks a lot for sharing and congrats on fp!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 7 years, 8 months ago

Great report......

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jacki 7 years, 8 months ago

I saw this in the news also... funny... and not so funny!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sara G 7 years, 8 months ago

We just heard this story on the news!! Thanks for the great shots Brenda! How in the world they didn't notice that it was a little short runway in the middle of nowhere is beyond anyone's imagination! Glad they are grounded.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 7 years, 8 months ago

This is one of the most exciting posts I have ever seen on PB

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