Air Force Plane Lands at Wrong Airport
If you had a pick one field where everything seems to be well calculated and people ...
If you had a pick one field where everything seems to be well calculated and people don’t mess around with taking chances, that would be the field of aviation. It just seems like, with such a high risk here, that there’s no room to make guesses or leave anything up to chance.
This time, we check out a situation where things seem to have just gotten a little bit mixed up and backward as a 400,000-pound military cargo plane touched down at a small airport. On the surface, it might not seem like such a big issue as you would think that the plane would just take off again but things wouldn’t pan out that simply.
With an airstrip that’s capable of only holding 20,000 pounds, one-twentieth of the weight of the plane that landed there, and having a rather short strip to take off of, these folks were tasked with some rather complicated problems that stood in the way of this plane making its way to its destination which wasn’t too far away.
Check out the video below to see exactly what it is that one is supposed to do in a situation like this when it seems like an answer is just too far away to physically grasp. Will this plane be stuck there forever? I guess that only time will tell what they’re going to do with this thing.