A computer malfunction resulted in a passenger airplane’s converse being proven as east of the North Pole as a substitute of north of Spain and journey for Edinburgh.
The fault on the Boeing 737-8AS, which occurred whereas cruising on autopilot at 36,000ft, moreover triggered the airplane to climb by 600ft.
The pilots took guide protect a watch on and the airplane was as soon as landed safely at Edinburgh Airport.
Six crew and 177 passengers had been on the flight from Portugal in October 2018.
A newly-printed Air Accident Investigation Department (AAIB) doc stated the airplane’s angle indicator malfunctioned and this affected “a mountainous need of airplane packages”.
The counterfeit converse recordsdata resulted in vulgar particulars exhibiting on the airplane commander’s principal flight expose and the autopilot spoke again by “initiating a unhurried climb”.
The failure happened at 22: 05 on 9 October whereas the airplane was as soon as over the Bay of Biscay and en route from Porto Airport in Portugal to Edinburgh.
The AAIB stated the airplane made a protected and “uneventful” touchdown on the Scottish airport.