Patrouille Suisse were due to fly over the town of Langenbruck in the north of the country near Basel to honour the centenary of a Swiss flying pioneer.
Instead the team flew over the nearby town of Mümliswil, which was hosting the 31st North West yodelling festival.
Piloten verwechselten Festgelände: Patrouille Suisse fliegt Show über falschem Ort. https://t.co/oVMPUUcawY
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Daniel Reist, spokesman for the Swiss army, confirmed the error, which he said was due to an unfortunate combination of circumstances.
“The distance between Mümliswil-Ramiswil and Langenbruck is only a few kilometres as the crow flies. As he approached the festival area in Mümliswil, the head of the Patrol saw a large tent, which is why they flew over it,” he explained to the Swiss press.