A Mongolian Airlines flight from Ukraine to San Francisco accidentally landed in Pyongyang when massive North Korea power blackouts caused the pilot to mistakenly think he was over Northern California.
North Korean military troops prevented the plane from resuming its journey, but the Pyongyang Workers’ Newspaper reported that all passengers received vouchers for free hotel accommodations and meals.
American citizens interviewed by the local press said they may stay in Pyongyang instead of coming home.
“It’s hard enough to avoid human feces on the streets of San Francisco when the electricity is working,” said one American passenger. “I can’t imagine trying to navigate that cesspool in the dark. Not even Pyongyang is that bad.”
A Ukrainian passenger said he was coming to America on political business, but Communist Party officials convinced him to get a refund after showing him the two-hour Glenn Beck video special.
“I work hard to make energy deal with American communists,” said the passenger, who declined to be identified. “But not even Kim Jong Un stabs me in back like Joe Biden and son Hunter.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday he was “outraged” at the Mongolian Air pilot’s decision to land in North Korea, but admitted that passengers were better off than they would be in San Francisco.