Photo: Siberia Times
282 passengers of Air France flight AF116 stranded in Irkutsk, Russia for 3 days without winter cloths for Siberian cold.
The Air France Boeing 777, flight AF116, from Paris to Shanghai made an emergency landing in Irkutsk on Sunday, after smoke and an “acrid” smell filled the cabin.
Having spent the night, a Boeing 777-300 arrived as a replacement flight, but could not takeoff reporting technical problem.
Finally after spending three days in hotels under a constant police presence without Russian Visa, another Air France plane picked them up on Wednesday morning.
Irkutsk is in southeastern Siberia, where the temperature this week has been about minus 12 Celsius.