That is when things turned a little strange. He spotted an airplane seemingly on approach to Jabara, which made him wonder why he hadn't heard ATC advise him of the traffic. Then again, he thought, traffic inbound for McConnell clips Jabara's airspace, so if it were the 747 — he did not yet know it was a Dreamlifter — that in itself would not be surprising. He set up on a long final and saw an airplane landing at Jabara. At that point he concluded it must have been a second airplane that had not been talking to Wichita Approach Control. The pilot told Flying he spotted the airplane still on the runway while he was on short final for Jabara's Runway 18. At that point, he overflew the runway at "200 or 300 feet" to the right of the 747 making the missed approach. It was only at that point that he realized the airplane had gotten stuck on the runway, as the taxiways were far too small for the 747's wide gear.