Moment Air Steward Realises His Flight Has Landed In The Wrong Country

Yesterday we heard the bizarre story of the flight which landed in the wrong country, 525 miles away from its correct destination.

Well, passengers on the British Airways flight from London to Düsseldorf, Germany, caught the embarrassing moment their plane landed in Edinburgh, Scotland, by mistake.

The hilarious video shows the moment all those on board realise they might have taken a wrong turn somewhere, when a voice over the speakers can be heard saying 'welcome to Edinburgh'.

Understandably a bit shocked by the announcement, the air steward makes light of the strange situation, asking if anyone is ready to get off.

In the clip, the worker can be heard saying: "Holey smoley. No one to Edinburgh? No one to Edinburgh?"

Passengers then shout back 'no' and he answers: "OK. Please don't make photos or videos."

Wishful thinking, I'm afraid.

Passengers were stunned when a voice over the speakers said 'welcome to Edinburgh'. Credit: SWNS
Passengers were stunned when a voice over the speakers said 'welcome to Edinburgh'. Credit: SWNS

Passengers can be heard saying to each other: "The embarrassment of taking us to the wrong place."

A second video shows the crew member telling passengers they would be returning to Düsseldorf.

He adds: "We apologise about that. We don't know where... where the problem is, but in a second [sic] and we do the best to bring you as soon as possible to Düsseldorf. Sorry."

Apologising for the error, British Airways told Business Insider the plane ended up in the Scottish capital after the flight's paperwork was submitted incorrectly.

The British Airways statement said: "We have apologised to customers for this interruption to their journey and will be contacting them all individually."

German firm WDL Aviation was in charge of the flight, which left London's City Airport. British Airways has now said the company was working with WDL to ascertain exactly how the wrong flight plan was submitted.

The flight was later rerouted and eventually made it to the correct destination. Credit: SWNS
The flight was later rerouted and eventually made it to the correct destination. Credit: SWNS

The flight was later rerouted and landed at Düsseldorf International Airport.

WDL Aviation told BI: "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."

Some of the passengers who were aboard the mismanaged flight took to Twitter to vent their bemusement.

One traveller tweeted about the flight after it landed at the wrong destination. Fortunately he was able to see the funny side of it all, describing it as a 'mystery travel lottery'.

He wrote: "@British_Airways can you please explain how can my morning flight taking off from LCY to Dusseldorf land in Edinburgh? While an interesting concept, I don't think anyone on board has signed up for this mystery travel lottery."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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