I'm trying to track down a story about an incident involving an Airbus airplane my father told me about 25 years ago, when he was working at a Boeing supplier.
Reportedly, what happened was the airplane's autopilot was set to bring them in to a certain airport, and the pilots noticed that it was descending too early. So, they took over the controls, lined up manually, and at about a hundred feet up, the autopilot wouldn't let them descend further. So, they did a go-around, tried the approach again, and the same thing happened. At this point, they diverted to another airport and landed without incident. Turned out that the airplane's database had an incorrect position for their destination: the plane thought they were overshooting the runway, and wouldn't let them perform what it saw was an off-airport landing.
Was this based on an actual incident, or just one of the "Airbus airplanes don't let the pilot fly" stories circulating among Airbus competitors?