Pilot lands plane at Edinburgh Airport after getting 'lost' on flight to Germany


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Oct 7, 2008
A classic!

"A plane destined for Germany landed in Edinburgh when the pilot got 'lost'.
Passengers were stunned when they touched down in the Scottish capital just over an hour after taking off from London City Airport.
5The bizarre journey started when the flight took off at 7.47 this morning bound for Düsseldorf.
However, the pilot and crew of the WDL Aviation flight, operating on behalf of British Airways, were given an incorrect flight path, Edinburgh Live reports.
After heading north, it landed in Edinburgh at 9am.
Frequent flyer Son Tran tweeted BA asking: "Can you please explain how can my morning flight taking off from LCY to Düsseldorf land in Edinburgh?
"While an interesting concept, I don't think anyone on board has signed up for this mystery travel lottery. "
Mr Tran then followed up adding: "This feels like an honest mistake rather than a diversion."
The plane then set off from Edinburgh at 10.30am on its second attempt to reach Düsseldorf.
British Airways said: "We are working with WDL Aviation, who operated this flight on behalf of British Airways, to establish why the incorrect flight plan was filed.
"We have apologised to customers for this interruption to their journey and will be contacting them all individually."
A spokesperson for Edinburgh Airport said: “We’re a welcoming airport that is always happy to greet visitors from all over the world to our fantastic city, but this was a surprise for us as well as them.
“We were happy to work with the various teams across the airport to help make the trip to Edinburgh a pleasurable, albeit short, one.”