Air France passengers are stranded for 3rd day in Siberia

Air France passengers are stranded for 3rd day in Siberia


norman lebrecht

November 13, 2018

The flight was heading from Paris to Shanghai.

The first plane filled with smoke, prompting a forced landing.

The replacement plane broke down.

We probably know people on that flight.

Read here.


  • Petros Linardos says:

    Nikolai ‘Kolya’ Rodchenko?

  • Mike McGuire says:

    I have been to Irkutsk. It’s actually a pleasant enough town with plenty of old wooden architecture, certainly one of the better stop overs on the Trans Siberian Railway from Moscow to Beijing or Vladivostok. There are far worse places to be “stranded” in Russia.

  • Doug says:

    Try another stock photo. I seriously doubt the airport looks anything like that. Probably more like this:

  • Mario Lutz says:

    AIR FRANCE statement “The safety of its customers and crew is Air France’s absolute priority,” remains me about the tragic of flight 447 over the Atlantic in 2009 in hands of an inexpert pilot…

  • Kananpoika says:

    Just like the movie “White Nights”….Take care where you fly…if your papers are not in order……

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    This seems appropriate!!

  • Edgar says:

    It is a most public secret that Air France used to be a nice (and even once in a while good) airline a very long time ago. As with France itself, radical reform will never happen, and if it happens the result is the obligatory vehement and passionate strike. It looks like that sentiment even exists in Air France’s equipment…;-)

  • Saxon Broken says:

    Huh? Why would I know anyone on that flight?