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.

The incident sounded pretty funny, if baffling, to those not actually inconvenienced by the massive cock-up.



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.


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.