NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB Investigating Erroneous Airport Landing of Southwest Airlines Flight 4013

January 13

The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that it is investigating yesterday’s incident involving a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 that landed at the wrong airport.

At approximately 6:25 p.m. CST., Southwest Flight 4013, which was originally scheduled to land at Branson Airport in Missouri, erroneously landed at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport instead. M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport is located in the town of Hollister, Mo. approximately six miles north of Branson. The airplane landed safely and there were no injuries reported at the time.

The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from the airplane have been secured and are being brought back to Washington, DC for readout and analysis. In addition, NTSB investigators will conduct interviews with the Southwest crew this week.

Office of Public Affairs
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Keith Holloway
keith.holloway@ntsb.gov

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.