British diver/honorary sixth member of One Direction, Tom Daley, posted a photo on Instagram yesterday with the following caption:
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.
He was returning from Shanghai to London Heathrow on a Virgin Atlantic A340-600, from the looks of it (not that I know all this off the top of my head or anything), and they had to dump fuel and do an emergency landing in Irkutsk, Russia. If I’m not mistaken he was returning from the Diving World Cup.
Now, I’m happy everything is okay, but was I the only one that had two thoughts:
- Quite possibly the most famous diver that placed fourth at the Diving World Cup is seated behind the wing?
- Wrong kind of fuel dump, Tom. Wrong kind of fuel dump.
If only he were paying attention to the miles & points world, he could have certainly flown business class for less than economy on this trip. If you ever need help, Tom, just let me know — you’ll never have to be in the back again!