AirAsia flight ends up landing in the wrong country
People get lost all the time, but they're typically not commercial airline pilots at the controls of an Airbus A330.
In March of 2015, an AirAsia X flight that was supposed to fly from Sydney, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ended up touching down in Melbourne, reports The Telegraph.
A recently released investigation report identified the source of trouble as incorrectly entered longitudinal information.
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The crew became aware that something had gone awry when the plane's warning system alerted them to nearby terrain that was not actually there.
Attempts to course correct only made the situation worse, notes Mashable.
The flight eventually landed in Melbourne, where it stayed for roughly 3 hours before departing for Malaysia.
According to the report, a system update that would have caught the entry error had not been installed.