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Passengers On Russian Flight Put Up Umbrellas After It Starts 'Raining'

Passengers On Russian Flight Put Up Umbrellas After It Starts 'Raining'

Passengers on a flight in Russia got more than they bargained for when it started 'raining' on their trip to the Black Sea.

A video has been shared online showing holidaymakers popping open their umbrellas to protect themselves from water entering the cabin.

The clip was taken during a flight between Khabarovsk in the east of the country and Sochi in the west.

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Speaking about the bizarre episode, one passenger said: "We were flying to the sun but the rain started falling on the plane."

In the footage, some travellers can be seen trying to shelter themselves beneath umbrellas while others attempt to reach up and stem the leaks.

According to reports, there were suspicions the air conditioning system was malfunctioning on the Boeing 747.

Passengers tried to stop the leaks. Credit: East2West
Passengers tried to stop the leaks. Credit: East2West
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Following the incident, Rossiya Airlines, which is owned by Russian state carrier Aeroflot, launched an investigation into uncovering the reason for the wet flight.

Usually, the cause of such 'rain' is condensation that forms when warm air inside the cabin comes into contact with the plane's cold 'skin'. The liquid can then leak through the interior panels into the cabin, but is not a cause for alarm.

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LADbible has contacted Rossiya Airlines for a comment.

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This isn't the first plane journey to come into some difficulty of late.

Earlier this month, a Delta Airlines flight that took off from Florida was forced to make an emergency landing after a bird strike caved in the nose of the aircraft.

A Delta Airlines flight came into difficulty after a bird crashed into the tip. Credit: Asia Wire
A Delta Airlines flight came into difficulty after a bird crashed into the tip. Credit: Asia Wire

The Airbus A319 had to turn around suddenly so that it could safely land at John F Kennedy Airport in New York, as the front of the plane was severely damaged.

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It was carrying 43 passengers and was due to land at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, having taken off from Palm Beach. All crew and passengers landed safely.

Images of the front of the plane show it had been totally bent out of shape, after what was thought to be a flock of birds flew into the front of it, causing the pilot to decide to land the plane earlier than planned.

The part of the plane that was damaged is where the plane's radar equipment is kept and protected - a key part of flying the plane.

ABC News reported that the damage was actually caused by hail, but a full investigation by the The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is underway to determine the cause.

Featured Image Credit: East2West

Topics: World News

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]