The British Airways plane, which started at London Stansted's City Airport, made the error after its paperwork was incorrectly submitted, meaning it pursued the wrong flight path. The bemused passengers on board the flight were only alerted to its incorrect destination when the plane crew played 'Welcome to Edinburgh' upon arrival.
However, despite the passengers not seeing the funny side, McCoy couldn't contain himself.
Announcing the accident on the BBC, he said:
A British Airways flight headed for Dusseldorf in Germany has landed in - Edinburgh by mistake, after the flight's paperwork was submitted incorrectly.
The passengers only realised the error when the plane landed, and the 'welcome to Edinburgh' announcement was made.
Let's hear from our Transport correspondent Tom Burridge. Not a laughing matter Tom, what happened?
Needless to say, the clip quickly went viral, with people sharing his hilarious reaction across Twitter.
So glad it was Simon McCoy who got to break the news of the Düsseldorf flight mishap https://t.co/9dC3lgGXSL