(CNN)A Delta flight mistakenly landed at an air force base in South Dakota — instead of the intended airport about 10 miles way
Delta Flight 2845 left Minneapolis for South Dakota on Thursday evening with 130 people aboard.
The Airbus A320 was scheduled to touch down at Rapid City Regional Airport, but landed instead at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Delta said in a statement.
hile rare, Delta is not the first airline to end up at the wrong airport.
Two years ago, a Southwest Airlines jet mistakenly landed several miles away at a Missouri municipal airport that did not have a control tower in Taney County.
The Taney County airport’s runway was half the length of the one at Branson Airport, where it was originally intended to land. The pilots had to brake hard when the aircraft with 129 people aboard touched down.
No one was injured.
The National Transportation Safety Board investigated that incident as well.