It’s plane crazy: A flight that took off in 2018 ended up landing in 2017.
Hawaiian Airlines Flight 446 was scheduled to depart Auckland, New Zealand, on Dec. 31 at 11:55 p.m. local time on its way to Honolulu.
However, an unexpected 10-minute delay meant that it took off at 12:05 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2018.
Thanks to the location of the international date line, Honolulu is 23 hours behind Auckland. That meant the eight-hour flight landed at 10:16 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2017.
Sam Sweeney, a transportation reporter for Washington, D.C., station WJLA, noticed the quirky flight time and posted it on Twitter ...
... and proceeded to blow everyone’s mind.
Some people weren’t sure how to react.
Others felt it was a good opportunity for a “Doctor Who” gif.
Some had more practical concerns.
Bring back lotto numbers!— John Rambo (@JohnJ2427) December 31, 2017
so i can make two resolution lists for 2018— Aceix Smart (@the_aceix) January 1, 2018
And at least one person wanted to kill the buzz by bringing, ugh, a rational explanation.
That happens every time a plane crosses the current midnight line - think of it as the border between the kingdoms of 2017 and 2018 - in the wrong direction on New Year’s. In other words, it happens a lot. Still seems to surprise a lot of people every year.— Anna Wallenstam (@WALLSTAM) December 31, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.