An unidentified Saudi Arabian father ‘accidentally’ purchased two airplanes for his son as a birthday present, says a report by Middle East Monitor.
According to the report, the man had planned to buy two small scale models of Airbus A350 planes for his son and reached out to the second biggest aerospace company, Airbus, to place an order.
However, it was gathered that due to a language barrier, the company had thought he meant to order real planes and went on to process the order.
As regards payment, Middle East Monitor reports that the father who is a big investor in the energy sector of Saudi Arabia got lost in the currency conversion and even though he thought it was expensive, he regarded it as affordable and went on to make payments.
The mistake was noticed months later when the company, Airbus allegedly called the man and asked if he wanted to fly the plane himself.
“They asked me who will fly it, I thought it was a joke.” It was then the two gigantic Airbus A350 worth N108 billion were delivered. The man eventually decided to keep one of the planes and give one away as a gift to his cousin.