A plane landed in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf and newsreader Simon McCoy couldn’t handle it
We’ve all heard horror stories of travellers landing in one destination whilst their luggage goes on a holiday of its own to another part of the world. However, rarely do we hear of an entire planeload of passengers going to the wrong place, such as happened when a British Airways flight accidentally landed in Edinburgh, instead of Dusseldorf.
BA plane lands in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf by mistake https://t.co/aTgJbAAkcq
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) March 25, 2019
The incident sounded pretty funny, if baffling, to those not actually inconvenienced by the massive cock-up.
BA flight to Dusseldorf that landed in Edinburgh still landed closer to Dusseldorf than Ryanair's flight to Dusseldorf
— The Rochdale Herald (@RochdaleHerald) March 25, 2019
We've all done it pic.twitter.com/8d9bCHtmNk
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) March 25, 2019
— Craig Deeley 🇪🇺🏳️🌈 (@craiguito) March 25, 2019
What added to the hilarity of the situation was that the BBC gave the story to everyone’s favourite irreverent newsreader, Simon McCoy – and this is how that went.
— Dave Kotula (@DaveKotula) March 25, 2019
— Chris Gray (@ChrisGSGray) March 25, 2019
Of course, he has form for this sort of thing. Here are a few more of his special moments.
On the Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull – yes I googled it, no I can’t pronounce it.
Announcing a royal pregnancy.
Being less than enthusiastic about surfing dogs.
As Twitter user Katherine Birkett said.
I think @BBCSimonMcCoy has reached peak Simon McCoy with the Edinburgh/Dusseldorf story… 😆
— Katherine Birkett (@Kitty_B_Good) March 25, 2019