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Air France passengers stranded in Siberia

Passengers of Air France Boeing travelling from Paris to Shanghai spent three days in Irkutsk after a mechanical issue caused smoke to fill the cabin. On the next day, the passengers were supposed to fly to China on a backup plane, but the second plane couldn't take off due to the failure in the plane's hydraulic system. The passengers were re-settled in hotels. Another reserve plane arrived in Irkutsk on Tuesday night (23:00 GMT+3) and 282 passengers, as well as 18 cabin crew, successfully departed on Wednesday morning.
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