Pilot mistakes Saudi city for another?

Hundreds of Pakistani passengers travelling from Karachi to the Saudi capital Riyadh got the shock of their life when their aircraft landed and found themselves in Jeddah.

The pilot of flight 731 operated by the Pakistani International Airlines appeared to have mistaken the Western Red Sea town of Jeddah for the Saudi capital when he landed in King Abdul Aziz Airport, the Saudi press said, quoting Pakistani newspapers.

The carrier had to rent buses to transport the passengers hundreds of miles from Jeddah to Riyadh, the report said.

“Airline officials did not explain the reason for such a mistake while the passengers called for action against those responsible,” the Saudi Mzmz news website said.

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