We have to admit we were a little jumpy when we heard this story about Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black involving plane woes over Russian air space, but thankfully all this ended up being was mechanical trouble.
Still, Russia is hardly the place you want to make an emergency landing.
The “sexiest man alive” (arguable) and his Oscar-winning beau were on a Virgin Atlantic flight which suddenly and inexplicably dumped its fuel. While there’s no info on what happened, this is a common protocol when a pilot suspects a fire, or simply to drop weight.
The plane landed in Irkutsk, a southeastern city close to the borders of Mongolia.
Daley snapped a photo of the mid-flight fuel evacuation, which fans were shocked by. Not because of the risk of sudden death, but rather Daley’s proximity to the wing suggesting the couple was sitting in — gasp — economy!
Not to be outdone, DLB utilized his Hollywood expertise and shared this truly captivating video:
Adding on Twitter:
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) July 21, 2014
Here’s Tom’s Twitter recap. Who said it best?!
Scary to emergency land in RUS after recent events, yet no word on what problem is after hour surrounded by fire engines #VirginAtlantic
— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) July 21, 2014