This is the view that passengers saw out of the window as they landed on an Emirates flight this week.
On 3rd January, Emirates flight EK225 was due to fly from Dubai(DXB) to San Francisco(SFO) but was diverted to Moscow for a medical emergency.
In a costly move (to the airline), pilots dumped fuel on route to the diversion airport and then, rather than flying on to San Francisco, the flight returned to Dubai, as the crew would have exceeded their flying hours. What a nightmare flight for all passengers.
A similar incident last year resulted in lengthy delays for passengers and apparently cost the airline around $200,000.
Flying from the winter heat in Dubai to the freezing cold of Moscow means that many of the passengers may not have been properly kitted out to deal with freezing temperatures. Moral of the story, always pack for the unexpected with an extra jumper!
Whatever the pain endured of the flyers onboard, this landing into Moscow was certainly picturesque:
#EK225 Dubai(DXB)-San Francisco(SFO) earlier diverted to Moscow with a medical emergency.
Pilots dumped fuel on route to diversion airport and then returned to Dubai as the crew would have exceeded their flying hours pic.twitter.com/Y2fmQlxFDs
— Flight Alerts (@FlightAlerts_) January 4, 2019
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