Just in: Gergiev jet in emergency landingmain
The conductor’s wall-to-wall schedule almost came unstuck today when his charter flight from Vladivostok to Tokyo was overbooked.
In order not to miss his first Tokyo concert, Gergiev summoned up a Gulfstream private jet and flew ahead with a small group of musicians. It appears that this flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Narita due to the lack of a chassis lock. Details here (in Russian).