Flight 666 lands safely in HEL on Friday the 13th
People can get pretty superstitious about Friday the 13th. And the number 666. And with air travel in general.
On Jan. 13, which just so happens to have been a Friday, Finnair flight AY666, a 13-year-old plane, landed safely in HEL.
Seriously. That's bad luck on about four different levels.
According to the Daily Mail, Finnair flight AY666 has been a running joke for a while, since that is a number associated with Satanism.
"If there's some passenger who is anxious about this 666, our cabin crew is always happy to help them," pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto told RT.
Finnair flight AY666 travels a few times every year on Friday the 13th, but this year is especially eerie as it flew nonstop from Copenhagen to Helsinki, which appears on tickets as CPH->HEL.
To make matters worse, the plane is also 13 years old. Also, the flight boarded at gate 15, which is right next to gate 13.
It is unknown which extra-extra-extra-unlucky passenger was seated in the 13th row.
The flight landed on time and without incident, so hexakosioihexekontahexaphobics (or people who are afraid of the number 666) can rest easy.