Updated: Monday, 23 Jul 2012, 7:39 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 23 Jul 2012, 7:39 AM EDT
(CNN/WFLA) - A massive C-17 landed at the wrong Tampa airport.
MacDill Air Force Base is where it was supposed to land. Instead it came to a screeching halt on Davis Island's airport four miles away.
"MacDill's air strip is 11,000 foot long. This one's only 3,400 so it's almost triple the length over there," said witness Ryan Gucwa.
"The thrust reversers went on full blast. It was sound-deafening and there was rubber coming from the tires. And he stopped just about 10 feet short of the end of the runway," said witness Don Sipola.
The Air Force is investigating to see if it was pilot error or not.
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