AirAsia plane ends up 6,000 kilometers from intended destination

When an AirAsia pilot entered the wrong coordinates into the plane’s navigation system, he ended up landing 6,000 kilometers from his original destination. The flight from Australia was supposed to land in Malaysia but ended up in Melbourne.
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Passengers aboard an AirAsia flight from Australia to Malaysia were surprised to discover that instead of landing in Kuala Lumpur, the plane landed in Melbourne. The pilot, who entered the wrong coordinates into the navigation system, realized his mistake only after the plane had taken off and was left with no choice but to land 6,000 kilometers (approximately 3,728 miles) from his intended destination.

After the departure from the airport in Sydney, the control tower realized the mistake and informed the crewmembers, who attempted to fix it but encountered problems with the plane’s navigation system. Due to the problems, the pilot was instructed to return to Sydney.

However, due to intense weather conditions in Sydney, the pilot had to reroute to Melbourne, more than 6,000 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur. 4 hours after the landing in Melbourne, the problems were fixed and the plane continued to Malaysia.

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