An unidentified father in Saudi Arabia has allegedly ‘accidentally’ purchased two airplanes for his son.
According to Middle East Monitor report, the father who is an investor in the energy sector wanted to buy two small scale models of Airbus A350 planes for his boy’s birthday.
Due to language barrier, he ‘accidentally’ ordered two airplanes worth N108 billion.
Many reactions have trailed the news of the wealthy father spending such for a birthday present.
A report by Middle East Monitor has claimed that an unidentified Saudi Arabian father ‘accidentally’ purchased two airplanes for his son as birthday present.
According to the report, the man had planned to buy two small scale models of Airbus A350 planes for his son and reached out to the second biggest aerospace company, Airbus, to place an order. However, it was gathered that due to a language barrier, the company had thought he meant to order real planes and went on to process the order.
As regards payment, Middle East Monitor reports that the father who is a big investor in the energy sector of Saudi Arabia got lost in the currency conversion and even though he thought it was expensive, he regarded it as affordable and went on to make payments.
The mistake was noticed months later when the company, Airbus allegedly called the man and asked if he wanted to fly the plane himself. It was then the two gigantic Airbus A350 worth N108 billion were delivered.
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A father in #SaudiArabia has set the standards for parents buying birthday presents for their children when he accidentally purchased two Airbus A350-1000s after searching for small scale models of the plane for his son. The Saudi man, who remains unnamed and is an investor in the kingdom’s energy sector, was searching for small models of the plane as a birthday gift for his son who is a big fan of aviation. When he called the world’s second biggest aerospace company Airbus to obtain the model planes, however, his lack of verbal clarity in the English language made communication between him and company difficult. “They asked so many questions about interior and exterior, I just thought they make very accurate scale models,” the Saudi was reported as saying. When the price of around $365 million was presented to the man, it did not seem to deter him, saying that “I got lost in currency conversions, I thought it was a bit expensive but still reasonable. The full extent of the blunder was finally revealed when a few months later, Airbus called him to inform him that the planes were ready to be delivered. “They asked me who will fly it, I thought it was a joke.” The man eventually decided to keep one of the planes and give one away as a gift to his cousin. Via – MiddleEastMonitor
It was said that the blunder left the wealthy man confused and he eventually decided to keep the planes and gift one to his cousin.
The report which is now making rounds on the internet has gotten a lot of reactions, with many people wishing to have such a wealthy father.
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