Flight in Sweden Goes to Wrong Airport — 600 Miles Away

Mar 13, 2018

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Passengers on a flight in Sweden were surprised when their plane unexpectedly landed more than 600 miles away from its intended destination.

The NextJet flight departed on Monday from Sundsvall Airport (SDL), located in the middle of the country. The aircraft was supposed to fly west to Gothenburg (GOT), but instead it went hundreds of miles off course to the northern city of Lulea (LLA).

NextJet said it had to change the route last minute due to weather conditions in the plane’s original destination, Gothenburg. The only precaution the airline didn’t take was alerting the flight’s 34 passengers that they were going to an entirely different region of the country. The flight was delayed for three hours, and then it took off for Lulea, where the shocked passengers stayed in a hotel and were flown to Gothenburg the next day.

“It appears to have been a huge miss in communications between the airport in Sundsvall and us,” NextJet’s Marketing Director, Henning Lindberg, told a Swedish newspaper.

“I just laughed,” Roger Leirvik, a passenger on the flight, said. “What can you do?”

H/T: The Local Sweden

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