January 13th, 2014
08:21 PM ET

Southwest pilots grounded after landing at wrong airport

Two Southwest pilots have now been grounded, after making a potentially deadly landing Sunday night.

The pair mistook a small airport in Taney County, Missouri, for the larger Branson Airport, just seven miles away.

Errant jet heads elsewhere as questions abound after it lands at wrong airport

There were 124 passengers on board the plane when it landed on a runway about half the length it should have been.

The pilots had only half as much room as normal to stop the plane.

CNN's Rene Marsh has all the details.

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