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Boeing Dreamlifter lands at airport in Kansas that is too small for take off

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Boeing Dreamlifter sits on runway at Jabara Airport in Wichita, KS. The 747 cargo plane is too large to take off. Boeing Dreamlifter sits on runway at Jabara Airport in Wichita, KS. The 747 cargo plane is too large to take off.

Information from CNN

Wichita, KS - A Boeing Dreamlifter landed the wrong airport, and may not be able to leave.

The Atlas Air Boeing 747 that is retrofitted to carry parts for the 787 Dreamliner was supposed to land at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas Tuesday, according to CNN. Instead, it landed at a much smaller Jabara Airport in Wichita.

Jabara is about 12 miles away from McConnell AFB, and it is still unclear right now why the crew landed the plane there.

What is clear is that it could be a while before they can leave Wichita. The runway is too short for the loaded plane to safely take off.

The Dreamlifter can often be seen at Boeing South Carolina, delivering parts for the Dreamliners assembled at the North Charleston plant.

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