Posted 1 марта 2021,, 08:12
Published 1 марта 2021,, 08:12
Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38
Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38
However, later the airline said that the plane did not fly due to a technical failure.
According to 360tv.ru, the passengers of the flight were kept on the plane for about two hours. After that, they were dropped off and taken away their passports in order to cancel the stamp on departure to Moscow. Initially, the media called the following reason for what happened: one of the passengers had a coronavirus test that expired 20 minutes before boarding. The flight was postponed until the evening, but many passengers were at a loss as to how to make a new test. Moreover, people were not even allowed to leave the airport.
However, later Aeroflot gave its version of what happened. Allegedly, after the passengers had landed, the ship's captain discovered "a malfunction of some systems". Technicians were called aboard the aircraft, and for an hour and a half they figured out what the problem was. At this time, the passengers were on board.
“We would like to note that information about the alleged need for additional PCR testing of passengers on a delayed flight does not correspond to reality. No test is required for a flight from Dubai to Moscow”, - 360tv.ru quotes the airline’s press secretary Yulia Spivakova as saying.