The Dukes of Cambridge because of the severe storm experienced in the skies of Pakistan “roller coaster”
Air force Airbus A330 Voyager, which flew the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince William, was unable to land at airports of Islamabad in Pakistan because of the powerful storm, and was forced to return to Lahore in the evening of 17 October. About it reports the Daily Mail.
The pilot tried to land the aircraft at two different airports, but because of the threat of lightning and turbulence for security reasons sent the ship back.
The plane, which flew Prince William and Kate Middleton, was unable to land in Islamabad in Pakistan (Photo: Andrew Parsons / dailymail.co.uk)
Prince William joked about the incident in the sky, he checked the plane and reminded the reporters about his experience of piloting (the Duke was a pilot of air ambulance): “I flew!”
According to the British Royal correspondent Rebecca English, who travelled in the plane with other members of the press, “few of us have experienced such severe turbulence”.
“The pilot circled for hours, but the lightning and turbulence were so awful that we had to fly back,” wrote Twitter in English, were on Board the plane.
Thus, journalists from-for a difficult situation in the sky was not joking.
The plane was in the air for more than two hours. As noted by one of the passengers, the storm in the sky reminded him of a roller coaster.
“To be honest… it was the most nervous I have ever felt in the plane”, – shared his impressions of Royal correspondent for ITV, Chris Ship.
As told by Daily Telegraph reporter Ben Farmer, the pilot tried twice to land: once on a military base in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, adjacent to Islamabad, and for the second time in the heart of Islamabad, before to abandon the attempt and return to the Lahore at a distance of about 270 kilometers.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew to Pakistan on an official plane Voyager British government granted the Royal air force.