Dreamlifter landed at Jabara

A Boeing jet is sitting on the runway at Wichita’s Jabara Airport – and may be stuck there for awhile.

A Boeing 747 LCF Dreamlifter landed at Jabara around 10:20 Wednesday night. Statements from the city of Wichtia confirm the cargo plane was heading for McConnell Air Force Base.

It’s not clear if the jet landed at Jabara by mistake, or for some other reason. The F.A.A. will investigate that deviation from schedule. But radio transmissions posted online suggest the crew thought it landed at  a different airport.

Boeing sent a tug to Jabara Airport to turn around the jet. It had a law enforcement escort, because it had a top speed of about 13 miles per hour.

The Dreamlifter is too large to takeoff from Jabara’s 6,100-foot runway.

The jet reportedly is owned by Atlas Air of Purchase, New York, and had a two-person crew.

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