‘Lucky they didn’t get the flight plan for Sydney’ - Readers react as plane lands in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf

Readers have been reacting with both humour and disbelief after a British Airways plane landed in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf - after pilots were handed the wrong flight plan.

Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 4:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 4:48 pm

Passengers apparently only realised the error when the plane landed and the “welcome to Edinburgh” announcement was made this morning.

A BA spokesman confirmed that the flight was redirected and landed safely in Dusseldorf.

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The plane went to Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf. Pic: Shutterstock

The flight was operated by German firm WDL Aviation - who were responsible for the aircraft and cabin crew - on behalf of BA as part of a leasing deal.

WDL said they are investigating how the “obviously unfortunate mix-up of flight schedules” could occur.

And Evening News readers have been reacting to the mix-up on Facebook.

Chris Kearsley said: “Lucky he didn’t get the flight plan for Sydney.”

Steven Oliver said: “I was only following my sat-nav, guv...”

Douglas Sykes said: “OK who was meant to be checking the road signs on route??”

Glen Heeps said: “If they get wrong details and the screens showing edi why didn’t someone say?”

Jenny Lee wrote: “You couldn’t make this up.”

Brian Cornet said: “Uber airlines.”

Jenn Reid Walt said: “Proof that everyone would rather go to Scotland.”

Chris Inglis said: “Someone got there heed in the clouds.”

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