British pilot Colin Stuart Hales, last week forced to land on Sakhalin island due to icing of the plane on Friday continued a trip around the world, Interfax reported.
“The British pilot Colin Stuart Hales continued his journey around the world and took a course on the Japanese city of Niigata,” – said the press service of the airport of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
Clarifies that received from the Japanese side, permission for landing, the pilot conducted a preflight inspection of his plane and at about noon local time, took off from the airport Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Japan.
As reported, a British pilot flew to Russia in August for 10 days. In his plans was a trip to China, but had to wait too long for permission to make this flight from the Chinese side, and in that time managed to visit Anadyr, Magadan, and Khabarovsk, where he started in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
On the way to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk plane pilot were in the area of a cold air front and was subjected to icing. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing at the airport “miner”.