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Flight 666 To HEL Flies On Friday The 13th

09/13/2013 11:48 EDT
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A Finnair aircraft is grounded at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Vantaa on April 16, 2010. Finland, which on April 16 grounded all flights due to ash from an Icelandic volcano eruption, will not permit any commercial flights until until 3:00 pm (1200 GMT) on April 18 at the earliest, airport operator Finavia said Friday. AFP PHOTO / LEHTIKUVA / Antti Aimo-Koivisto *** FINLAND OUT *** (Photo credit should read ANTTI AIMO-KOIVISTO/AFP/Getty Images)

(Relaxnews) - The internet is chuckling over a quirky news item which uncovered, perhaps, the most ominous flight plan ever: Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th.

It’s a series of sinister coincidences picked up by the Associated Press. In many countries, the number “666” carries diabolical biblical connotations and Friday the 13th is also viewed as bad luck.

The HEL airport code refers to Helsinki.

The unlucky alpha-numeric combination, however, didn’t seem to deter passengers on the Finnair flight AY666 between Copenhagen and Helsinki, which was almost full. The roughly two-hour flight was due to arrive in HEL at about 3:45 pm.

“If you're going to tweet one Friday 13th story, tweet this one: boarding flight 666 to HEL,” said one Twitter user.

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