Reports are coming in that Diver Tom Daley and partner Dustin Lance Black have been involved in an emergency landing in Russia.

Tom Daley and partner Dustin Lance Black have uploaded pictures showing that their Virgin Atlantic flight, which was carrying 301 people, had to make an emergency landing in Russia.
On Instagram Tom Daley wrote,
‘Just had to make an emergency landing in Irkutsk, Russia on the way back from Shanghai. Here’s the pic of the fuel dump before landing.’
The worrying picture shows the Virgin A340 jet from Shanghai dumping fuel as it prepared to emergency land in Russia. Virgin Atlantic have an incredible safety record and the Airbus A340 is one of the safest long-range airliners in the world.
Dustin Lance Black wrote, ‘EMERGENCY LANDING into a Russian town. This was our view over Mongolia. #VirginAtlantic #ScaryAsHell’
Video from Dustin Lance Black’s account shows thousands of litres of fuel being dumped, over Mongolia before the jet was put down in the Russia town of Irkutsk, which is in southeastern Siberia.

A spokesperson for Virgin Atlantic said,

‘Virgin Atlantic can confirm that the VS251 travelling from Shanghai to London Heathrow has diverted to Irkutsk Airport, Russia, as a precautionary measure due to a technical issue. Safety and security is always our top priority.

‘The aircraft is currently on the ground and our customers are being looked after by our cabin crew. Our priority now is to ensure our customers resume their journey as soon as possible. The airline would like to thank passengers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. ‘

A few months ago Dustin Lance Black was involved in another emergency landing, when the landing gear of the aircraft he was in failed.

 

Writing from inside the plane, Dustin Lance Black said,

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‘Locked in the broken plane. No word on what’s happening. #EmergencyLanding in Russia. #FireEngines abound….’

 

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