BA plane lands in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf… by mistakeBack to Forum
On BBC Radio4 news at 8am this morning, they stated that The Financial Times is reporting that BA staff are suggesting that the BA computer systems are antiquated and unreliable, and an embarrassment.
It seems that the rumours are true. Just a few hours later we hear this unbelievable story. How on earth in this day and age of sophisticated computery can a pilot land at EDI instead of DUS? If it is true, will Snr Cruz publicly explain how they got it sooooo wrong?25 Mar 2019
I was once flown by my employers to Madrid when they wanted me in Rome. I was none the wiser until I called the management wondering where my car was, then it all became clear. They had flown me to where the tour was the previous week. Amazingly I made it Rome before the show began.25 Mar 2019
This is one of the funniest things I have heard this year.
I mean, people manage to board the wrong aircraft from time to time:-
but I’ve never heard of a whole aircraft going to the wrong place. It looks like it’s not the first time it’s happened., though:-25 Mar 2019
Have a look at the BA flight status for that flight:
Don’t forget to click on “Flight details” for the first flight, it says:
We’re very sorry, this flight scheduled from London to Dusseldorf, has been diverted to Edinburgh.”25 Mar 2019
Nothing new. In 2006 an Eirjet plane operating a Ryanair flight from Liverpool to Derry airport at Eglinton landed instead at Shackleton Barracks in Ballykelly, an army base 7 miles from Eglinton. While helicopters and Islanders/Defenders were regular visitors, a commercial A320 turning up was quite a surprise!25 Mar 2019
I’d have assumed that a customer looking out of the window would quickly have realised that something was amiss.
After all there is something called the North Sea ( or in this case-not) that should have given the game away ?25 Mar 2019
It is very odd. As a previous poster pointed out, one would have thought that the pilot would have made some comment about the destination prior to take off. And the in flight crew might have seen at least ONE boarding card with Dusseldorf on it. Question for the pilots on here-would you not expect at least someone from the ground crew or ATC to mention Dusseldorf?25 Mar 2019
In the Captain’s defence he quoted Eric Morecambe and said that he had followed all of the directions in the right order, but not necessarily to the right airport.25 Mar 2019
travelworld2 it appears ATC followed the flight planned routing for Edinburgh, as that what was (incorrectly) filed. They would have no idea it was actually destined for Dusseldorf.
Although you’d like to think passengers would have noticed the wrong destination on the preflight PA from the crew…25 Mar 2019