Airport mix-up sees Winter Olympics delegation land in Pyongyang after pilot files wrong flight plan –

“We stopped on the tarmac. The pilot announced the error. We were petrified about what might happen,” one of the delegation said later.

 “He told us to stay seated, stay calm. A cabin steward popped the door open and we could see armed men in uniform facing the plane.” 

With the aid of a translator, the pilot apologised profusely. The passengers were told to disembark while their luggage was inspected.

After inspecting the collection of Olympic badges, which were intended to be delivered to PyeongChang, the North Koreans were satisfied that the landing was completely inadvertent and the plane was allowed to carry on to South Korea.


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