Finger trouble with onboard navigation systems led to an Air Asia flight making a two-hour internal hop in Australia before its scheduled journey to Malaysia.
And so the plane ended up in Melbourne rather than Malaysia. This is the type of sequence of errors that gets people killed. Nobody hurt in this case, thankfully.An investigation report by the Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) into the March flight disclosed the cockup, which it said was down to the A330's captain “inadvertently enter[ing] the wrong longitudinal position of the aircraft.”
I highly recommend everyone clicking through to read the entire comedy of errors. This is precisely why we should not put too much faith in technology.