Tensions between Russia and the United States are high after the missile strike that Trump launched in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons.
Now, it looks like that tension might have affected a commercial airline flight that originated in the United States.
From The Daily Caller:
A United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Shanghai, China was diverted from flying over Russian airspace for “diplomatic reasons” early Wednesday morning, passengers on the flight say.
Those diplomatic concerns forced the flight to refuel at Tokyo’s Narita airport, the flight’s captain told passengers, several of whom posted about it on social media.
It is not entirely clear what diplomatic concerns may have forced the diversion. The most obvious explanation would be the tense relationship between the U.S. and Russia over Syria’s use of chemical weapons during an attack on April 4
A little unusual.