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Pilot Makes 360-Degree Turn Mid-Flight to Let Passengers View Northern Lights

Pilot Makes 360-Degree Turn Mid-Flight to Let Passengers View Northern Lights

A 360-degree spin was made by an EasyJet flight so that its passengers could view an “incredible show” of the northern lights as it passed over the northernmost point of the UK.

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Following the pilot’s decision to make the circular turn on Monday night’s flight U21806 from Iceland’s Reykjavik to Manchester Airport, passengers had the opportunity to take photos of the celestial display.

After less than ten minutes, the controlled detour to the west of the Faroe Islands took place. According to flight tracking website Flightradar24.com, the Airbus A320 was travelling at just under 500 mph and at an altitude of 37,000 feet (11,000 metres) around 8:30 p.m.

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The amazing pictures were shared on social media by several passengers.

EasyJet stated in a statement that it was “pleased that the captain on our flight from Reykjavik to Manchester yesterday evening was able to perform a controlled [manoeuvre] to allow passengers to enjoy a magnificent show from the air of one of nature’s finest sights, the Aurora Borealis.”

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In addition to always going above and above for our customers, our staff is overjoyed to have been able to provide them with this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the northern lights.

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