Passengers abroad a China Eastern Airlines flight bound for Shanghai were recently rewarded with a free trip to the scenic middle of sunny Siberia following a small bout of engine failure.
The flight took off from London’s Heathrow Airport at around 9:02 p.m. local time on Tuesday, but was diverted midway to Yemelyanovo International Airport in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia when the captain noticed that the right engine was unstable.
China Eastern then sent another plane to Siberia to fly the 186 passengers the rest of the way to Shanghai. In the meantime, travelers spent about 15 hours taking in all that Siberia has to offer during the wintertime, the Paper reports.
This incident likely won’t help China Eastern’s status as the worst Chinese airline when it comes to punctuality — ranking sixth worst in the world for flight delays.
[Images via The Paper]
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