You Had One Job: Flight To Germany Lands In Scotland AKA Very Much Not Germany

"Unfortunate mix-up"


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26 March 2019

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The flight seemed to go perfectly well - until passengers realised that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong country.

The British Airways flight from London City Airport was supposed to head to Dusseldorf, Germany but ended up in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

The airline said on Monday the problem started when an incorrect flight plan was filed by WDL Aviation, which operated the flight on behalf of British Airways.

Officials say the pilot followed the flight plan for Edinburgh, and that air traffic control officials also were following the same flight plan and saw nothing amiss.

WDL aviation said it was trying to determine the cause of the "obviously unfortunate mix-up".

The flight was refuelled and set off again, this time directly to Dusseldorf.

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