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NTSB files preliminary report on Dreamlifter incident

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:41:31 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 17 2013 12:02:46 PM CST
Dreamlifter takes off
WICHITA, Kan. -

The National Transportation Safety Board has filed a preliminary report into a mistaken landing at a Wichita airport last month.

A Boeing Dreamlifter cargo plane landed at Jabara Airport Nov. 21. The 747 was supposed to arrive at McConnell Air Force Base.

The modified 747 weighs about 600,000 pounds, or about 10 times the weight that Jabara's runway is designed to handle.

Click here to read the report

The NTSB report filed Dec. 12 gives little detail about what went wrong. Investigators said the plane was operated by Atlas Air Inc., as a 14 CFR Part 121 domestic cargo flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

"Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. There were no injuries to the two flight crew and the airplane was not damaged," according to the report.

The Wichita Airport Authority said there were no visual signs the aircraft damaged the runway at Jabara Airport.

It could take several months before a final report is released.

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