Nothing could keep high diver Tom Daley down except, well, an emergency landing. The 20-year-old Olympian and his boyfriend Dustin Lance Black had to make an unexpected touchdown in Russia early on July 21 after a part of their aircraft broke. Yes, broke.
We’ve got the entire play-by-play of the scary event thanks to Tom and Dustin’s social media accounts. “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,” Tom captioned a pic of the right wing of his plane. If we’d been on the flight, it’s at this point we’d have been eyeball-deep in a brown paper bag, hyperventilating.
Dustin complimented his beau’s pic with a nausea-inducing video of the same fuel dump.
“EMERGENCY LANDING into a Russian town. This was our view over Mongolia. #VirginAtlantic #ScaryAsHell,” he wrote alongside the video. Dustin later shared a trio of pictures with a more lighthearted hashtag: “Locked in the broken plane. No word on what's happening. #EmergencyLanding in Russia. #FireEngines abound. #NeedToPee!”
Neither Tom nor Dustin have updated us online since, so we’re hoping they’re back up on the air or, even better, safe and sound back home.