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On a Tea Break -- April Fool's Day, 2006
Holiday-makers flying back to Britain from Tenerife were told by their pilot that they could not land because an air traffic controller was on a tea break. The passengers initially thought his announcement was an April Fool's Day joke, but it wasn't. The plane had to circle for almost half an hour before the air traffic controller came back to work.

April Fool Categories: Mistaken for April Fools, United Kingdom, 2006.
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