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British Airways flight accidentally lands in Scotland instead of Germany

A British Airways flight mistakenly landed in Edinburgh, instead of Düsseldorf in Germany. Source: AP

Passengers on a British Airways flight from London's City Airport to Dusseldorf in Germany were met with a surprise when their plane touched down - in Scotland.

A British Airways plane flew by mistake from London to Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf in Germany on Monday.

Passengers only found out about the mishap when the pilot said the plane was coming in to land in Edinburgh, which is around 800 kilometres from Dusseldorf.

After the crew realised the mistake, the plane was refueled and flown to Dusseldorf, landing in Germany with a delay of more than three and a half hours.

"We are working with WDL Aviation, who operated this flight on behalf of British Airways, to establish why the incorrect flight plan was filed," a spokesman said.

Passengers took to Twitter to share the surprise.

"While an interesting concept, I don't think anyone on board has signed up for this mystery travel lottery," Son Tran wrote.

The rest of the Twitter was also confused.

Passenger Sophie Cooke told the BBC that the wait in Edinburgh "became very frustrating". 

"The toilets were blocked and they ran out of snacks. It was also really stuffy," she said.

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