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C17 Landing at wrong airport, Oops! HD

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Published on: Jul 31, 2012 Category: General Aviation, Aerobatics, Sailplanes,   Funny Aviation Videos,  

A large military cargo plane that was supposed to go to MacDill Air Force Base landed at the wrong, much smaller airport on Davis Islands in Tampa on Friday afternoon. The large place landed at the relatively small Peter O. Knight Airport in Tampa around 1:30 p.m. The military aircraft is a C-17 Globemaster, according to officials at the airport. The airport is at the southern tip of Davis Islands, south of downtown. Officials have not stated why exactly the plane landed at the airport and not MacDill. In a statement Friday evening, Tampa International Airport spokesperson Janet Zink, speaking on behalf of Knight Airport, said the large plane was meant to go to MacDill Air Force Base, but "inadvertently" landed at the small airport instead. Zink also said the airport is shut down as crews from the AFB work to "reposition the plane as soon as possible." MacDill AFB spokesperson MSgt Bryan Gatewood said they have a representative at the scene and are working on determine the details of the landing. "According to military sources, the plane poses no danger to Tampa residents," Zink said.

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