Flight bound for Germany takes off in wrong direction, lands 525 miles away in Scotland

A British Airways plane prepares to depart Heathrow Airport in London, England. (File photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A British Airways flight bound for Germany ended up in Scotland because of a paperwork mix-up, the airline confirmed to Fox News.

The 525-mile mistake happened Monday, after an incorrect flight plan was filed, changing the flight path of the London, England flight from Düsseldorf, Germany – where it was originally scheduled to land – to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Passengers on the hourlong flight did not realize they landed in a different country until the pilot made an announcement welcoming them to Edinburgh, BBC reported.

Passenger Sophie Cooke told the BBC that those on the flight thought the pilot was joking, until flight crew confirmed that they were in Scotland.

"The pilot said he had no idea how it had happened. He said it had never happened before and that the crew was trying to work out what we could do," Cooke said.