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[flagged] Live: Finnair flight 666 to HEL on Friday 13th at 13h (flightradar24.com)
88 points by webmonkeyuk 11 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 20 comments

If you're also wondering about the error message: The flight is over already, it has successfully landed in Helsinki ;)

Did their souls make it too?

Their hearts are all in SFO, but their souls are in HEL.

A reference to the jazz song "I left my heart in San Francisco"! :D

As someone living in Finland, seeing "Live: Finnair flight.." as the top post in HN gave me quite the scare. But luckily, we can consider this to be valid still: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/Worlds-safest-airline... !

Me too! And only recently I setup purchased a software-controlled radio, specifically so that I could watch aircraft flying over Helsinki in real-time.

It's pretty neat to watch them come and go :)

In case anyone else is wondering what's going on, it's just about the "unlucky" numbers. I thought maybe the plane had caught fire or had some other sort of crisis.

Some cultures avoid "unlucky" numbers, especially if want to provide feeling of safety. For instance, Chinese will avoid the number 4 (especially level 4 in buildings or room numbers) since it sounds similar to the word for "death".


If this flight disappeared can you imagine the field day cable news and conspiracy theorists would have?

What's 13h?

24h notation for 1pm

1PM in 24h format.

What is football?

Easy. "ball" = round, "foot" = you play it with your feet, no hand contact allowed


Wow that's a question I did not expect!

I'm familiar with the 24 hour clock but not that notation. That looked like a hexadecimal number. I'm used to seeing 1:00 PM rendered as 13:00 or 1300.

Memes and jokes generally go over badly here. (Though in mitigation this story does seem tailor made to attract that kind of response.)

It's only mildly funny and culture-dependent. Something more technical, like a flight that doesn't make it through a profanity filter or a date arithmetic glitch resulting in time travel, would have been received much better.

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