WDL BAe 146 sent the wrong way

There were red faces all around when a WDL Aviation BAe 146-200 being operated for British Airways was sent in the wrong direction on 25 March. D-AMGL (msn E2055) began the day operating BA3270 from Dusseldorf to London City. She was then supposed to return to Dusseldorf as BA3271, but was given a flight plan to Edinburgh instead. The crew dutifully followed the flight plan, arriving at Edinburgh an hour later—much to the surprise of the passengers, who at first thought the “Welcome to Edinburgh” announcement was a joke. Eventually the mix-up was realized, and the 146 continued to her originally intended destination. As one poster on airliners.net quipped, it’s a “good thing the RAF didn’t make this mistake back in ’44!”

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