Air Force C-17 Globemaster Cargo Plane Lands at Wrong Airport

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    Surprise. Well trained pilot made such a big mistake.

    I wonder how those 911 hijakers who had no experience to control a Boeing could fly to their destination and accurately hit their target - all three of them. They must be genius.
     
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    Augusta Ga has 2 airfields close together. The regional one is on the outskirts and the small one is inside the city. There is only one beacon. A commercial jet once landed at the small one by mistake almost r5an through the fe3nce trying to stop. With only one Beacon the new pilot whom had never flown to Augusta accidental picked the wrong field.

    Probably something similar with the Air force plane. They had to get a special pilot and put little fuel in the commercial jet so it could take off.
     
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    Air Force...:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Shoulda' just done what the Navy pilots do when they mess up the approach! :D
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    The main runway at Peter O. Knight is 3,580 feet long and 100 feet wide, aligned in the same direction as MacDill’s runway that is 11,421 feet long and 151 feet wide.​
    The two airfields are pretty close together: https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=...E0B7z2tsfOWQ&oq=macdill&gl=us&mra=ls&t=m&z=13

    Oh, and mods, prolly need to move this to the Conspiracy Shithole.
     
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    I landed at a wrong airport once. I was lucky I didn't get killed. Obviously couldn't raise approach since I was on the wrong frequency, Kenneth.
     

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