Happy Friday the 13th: Finnair Flight 666 Has Landed in HEL
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Some people won’t leave their home on Friday the 13th. Others won’t even get out of their bed on the dreaded day. But, those on Finnair flight 666 from Copenhagen (CPH) to Helsinki (HEL) didn’t think anything of flying on the notoriously unlucky day.
That’s right, a Finnair A320 transported passengers nonstop to HEL on flight 666 — on Friday the 13th. And as if the superstitious coincidences weren’t enough, Flight Radar identified that the aircraft (tail number OH-LXM) is 13 years old.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 13, 2017
With so much already in-theme for the day, it wouldn’t be surprising if the flight landed at Gate 13. Unfortunately, that’s where the coincidences end, as confirmed by HEL:
— Helsinki Airport (@HelsinkiAirport) January 13, 2017
The good news is — especially for those who are extremely superstitious — that the flight landed safely. In fact, it landed in HEL about nine minutes earlier than its scheduled arrival.
People on Twitter were quick to react to the flight — with plenty of puns:
— Jeff ? ? (@therealjeffng) January 13, 2017
And some more play on the superstitions:
@flightradar24 With black cats and broken mirrors in the cargo hold? :-)
— Caitlin Kelly (@CaitlinKellyNYC) January 13, 2017
And, of course, some aviation fun:
@flightradar24 The HIGH WAY to HEL
— ???????? (@pseirakis) January 13, 2017
For the rest of us not on board, we can only hope the captain welcomed the passengers, “Ladies and gentlemen, flight 666 has safely landed in HEL. Happy Friday the 13th!”
If given the chance, would you fly flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th?
Featured image courtesy of Finnair.
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