BBC presenter struggles to hold back laughter during report on accidental plane landing
Not a laughing matter, but very funny.
The thought of a plane landing in a city and a country that it was not intended to land in evokes a very different response depending on the context surrounding it. For example, if you are on said plane then it is not funny at all and is in fact infuriating. If you are not on said plane it's fucking hilarious.
It may sound uncommon, and it is, but this exact scenario occurred on Monday morning when a flight that was supposed to be bound for Düsseldorf (Germany) accidentally landing in Edinburgh (not Germany).
The flight departed London City Airport in the morning and was scheduled to arrive in Germany two hours later. Passengers then heard an announcement from the pilot saying "Welcome to Edinburgh", which they believed was a joke.
It wasn't a joke, but it was funny. Not just my view, but clearly the view of BBC News reporter Simon McCoy, who this afternoon was reporting on the story outside of Westminster.
Recalling the details of what occurred, McCoy couldn't help but allow chuckles - at first slow, but steadily quick and hearty - to erupt from within. He attempted to control himself, but only succeeded marginally.
He made a late effort to control things by saying "this is not a laughing matter", but the damage was done. Watch the brilliance below.
Quality entertainment from @BBCSimonMcCoy as he struggled to compose himself while describing the #dusseldorf flight that accidental arrive at Edinburgh! pic.twitter.com/cAkIf1F3qY
— Dave Kotula (@DaveKotula) March 25, 2019