Panic As Malaysian Airline Heads In Wrong Direction Towards Ocean

Panic As Malaysian Airline Heads In Wrong Direction Towards Ocean

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on December 28, 2015
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When you’re driving you might make the odd wrong turn here and there, but if you’re flying a plane you’d expect a bit more accuracy.

However, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH132 taking off from Auckland, New Zealand, headed in the wrong direction.

It was only when the pilot realised eight minutes into the flight that they were heading for Melbourne rather than Kuala Lumpur.

He contacted air traffic control to find out what was going on before steering the plane in the right direction.

They said the plane was following a flight path given to it by Airways – New Zealand’s air navigation provider.

A spokesman for Airways told the NZ Herald: ‘The flight plan the airline filed with us was going to Kuala Lumpur but via a slightly different route than the pilot was expecting.

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