Hey- this is the Internet.
Even with a reputable news organization- one can't be sure they're getting the whole story.
Here's what appears was a LOT bigger story than what was reported...
The story as posted Saturday (click on images for full size) on The KANSAS CITY STAR "Breaking News" site was about a U.S. Airways jet with 86 passengers from Washington D.C.- diverted from landing at it's K.C.I. Airport destination Friday due to the severe storms.
According to The STAR's story- the plane "had been in the air for about 6 hours"- lands first at New Century- then heads back to K.C.I. airport when the storms cleared.
However- a person who claimed to be a passenger on the flight comments on The STAR'S story down the same page about what that alleged passenger observed on Flight 3209:
The alleged passenger says the jet was low on fuel and that the pilot attempted to land the plane at Topeka's Forbes Field- nearly crashing due to extreme wind conditions- aborting that landing and being forced to land at fairly-nearby New Century airport (who has a runway long enough for large jets but no other facilities).
You can bet if that pilot of Flight 3209 hadn't been "good" as the alleged passenger states- there would have been more than 3 paragraphs in the local newspaper....