Delta Flight Touches Down at South Dakota Air Force Base
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A Delta airplane landed at the wrong airport Thursday evening, missing its target by about 10 miles, Delta said in a statement Friday.
Delta Flight 2845 touched down at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota rather than where it was scheduled to land, at Rapid City Regional Airport, the airline reported.
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The Airbus A320, which was carrying 130 people, flew to South Dakota from Minneapolis earlier that evening, Delta said.
According to CNN, the runways at the air force base and at the regional airport point in almost the same direction.
Delta said the flight left the air force base for Rapid City later Thursday night.
The airline said it has apologized to the passengers of Flight 2845. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident, and Delta is conducting an internal review. The flight crew has been taken off-duty until further notice.
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