Once a day, British Airways flies an A318 across the pond to JFK.
Apparently, British Airways engineers assumed that the A318 would only make European stops, given it is such a small plane. The crew did not realize they did not have the correct plans until they landed in Shannon, where according to the Sun, they were unable to download the proper plans.
While stuck on the ground in Shannon, one passenger said: “Trying to find a way to explain this rather funny situation!!…
“We can’t fly back to city as we have too much fuel, we can’t fly to JFK as we have no map… So we are all stranded in Limerick Ireland!!!”
(Technically, Shannon is in Clare but is right next to Limerick).
British Airways put them up overnight.
But out of all the areas to get stranded in, this is the perfect place. After all, rumor has it, Irish coffee was invented in that area to give stranded passengers something to warm up with.
Hopefully, these passengers were able to experience some of that Irish hospitality.