Dreamlifter lifts off for McConnell
- The Wichita Eagle
- Published Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at 2:09 p.m.
- Updated Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at 2:13 p.m.
The Dreamlifter, a modified Boeing 747, leaves a short runway at Jabara Airport on November 21, 2013. The plane landed at the tiny airport in Wichita, Kansas on November 20, 2013 thinking it was landing at nearby McConnell Air Force Base. The gigantic plane typically flies to Wichita to pick up forward fuselages for assembly of Boeing 787 Dreamliners in Seattle or South Carolina. (video by Jaime Green/November 21, 2013)