A British Airways flight from London to Germany accidentally took off in the wrong direction, landing 525 miles away in Scotland.
The flight from London City Airport was supposed to head to Duesseldorf, Germany, but ended up in Edinburgh, Scotland, instead – the total opposite direction.
The airline told the Associated Press Monday the problem started when an incorrect flight plan was filed by WDL Aviation, which operated the flight on behalf of British Airways.
Officials told the Associated Press that 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 refueled and set off again, this time directly to Duesseldorf.
USA TODAY has reached out to the airline for comment.
Source: Anika Reed, USA TODAY
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