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Lands 525 miles away from destination: British Airways flight flies in wrong direction

Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: Mar 25, 2019 08:47 PM EDT

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Lands 525 miles away from destination: British Airways flight flies in wrong direction

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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.

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