The small Missouri airport where the Southwest 737 landed at 6:30 p.m. has a 3,738 feet runway, half the size of Branson's runway, where the plane was expected to land.
Passenger Jodell Fitzwater said the plane filled with the smell of burning rubber, and passengers didn't know until they landed that they were at the wrong airport, KY3 reported.
A Southwest Airlines official said there were 124 passengers on the plane. No one was injured during the landing.
The runway is too small for the plane to make a safe takeoff, so passengers have been boarded on a shuttle to take them to Branson Airport, according to Branson Airport executive director Jeff Bourk.