Woopseee! I just hate it when you land at the wrong airport. Apparently that is what happened last night as Delta 2845 landed at RCA vs RAP that is 7 miles away. According to Delta News Hub:
“The flight crew of Delta Flight 2845 on the evening of July 7 conducted a safe landing at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota mistakenly rather than the flight’s intended destination of Rapid City, S.D. The Airbus A320 aircraft had 130 customers on board and was in-bound from Minneapolis/St. Paul. The flight re-departed for Rapid City Thursday night after coordinating with officials.
Delta has contacted the customers of this flight and offered a gesture of apology for the inconvenience.
The crew has been taken off-duty while an investigation commences by the National Transportation Safety Board. Delta will fully cooperate with that investigation and has already begun an internal review of its own. Safety is always Delta’s top priority.”
Happy everyone is safe and the next flight was just 11 minutes long. Now my burning questions are:
- Was there a PFB before the second flight
- How about 500 MQM minimum for the second flight
- Would your Gogo session still work on the second flight
So many questions Delta did not answer in the PR (I know, my silly questions don’t really matter so that may be why they were not addressed).
Have you ever landed at the wrong airport before? – René
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