These airplane passengers are sure lucky when a British Airways flight bound to Dusseldorf, Germany, from London accidentally landed in Edinburgh, Scotland—525 miles from where it should have been.
BBC reported that the airplane passengers realized that they have landed in a wrong country only after an announcement was made, welcoming them to Edinburgh after the plane landed.
British Airways explained that the plane ended up in Edinburgh after the flight paperwork was submitted incorrectly.
The flight was run by German firm WDL Aviation, which left the London city airport for British Airways. British Airways stated that they were working with WDL to work out how the wrong flight plan was filed. The flight has now landed at Dusseldorf International Airport, the original destination of the flight.
“We are working closely with the authorities to investigate how the obviously unfortunate mix-up of flight schedules could occur. At no time has the safety of passengers been compromised,” said the WDL Aviation to Business Insider.
“We have apologized to customers for this interruption to their journey and will be contacting them all individually,” said the British Airways in their statement.
As the incident happened, quite a number of passengers tweeted about it and said that the fight diversion seemed like an honest mistake rather than a diversion.
“The pilot said he had no idea how it had happened. He said it had never happened before and that the crew was trying to work out what we could do,” told one of the passengers on the flight, Sophie Cooke.
This feels like an honest mistake rather than a diversion. The crew was convinced of the Edinburgh flight path from the get-go…
— Son Tran (@sontrantuan) March 25, 2019
Thankfully the passengers have now arrived at their destination and even had a chance to breathe the Scotland air for a while.
Credit: Business Insider