The Condor flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Cancun, Mexico on February 6 was nothing to write a safety report about. Until the coffee was served.
According to a report published Thursday from a branch of Britain's Department for Transport, the mishap that followed disrupted the plane's communications systems, caused a burning smell in the cockpit, prompted pilots to use oxygen and forced the flight with 326 passengers aboard to land in Shannon, Ireland. It also necessitated a new coffee-service policy.
For whatever reason, namely the size of the cup vs. the size of the cup holder, the captain on flight DE2116 put his cup of coffee, sans lid, on a tray table.