Christopher Miller+ Your Authors @ChristopherJM Correspondent covering Eastern Europe & more for @BuzzFeedNews. Bylines: @RFERL @POLITICOEurope @ViceNews @thetimes @Guardian etc [email protected] Apr. 03, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Stranded in the Moscow airport, chapter two:

We Tried To Get Home To Our Dying Father In The US. Then Our Flight From Russia Was Cancelled
 https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/coronavirus-moscow-plane 

Besides Trenton Thurber, whose story I told earlier (see:  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/coronavirus-american-trapped-in-russia ) 100s of other US citizens are struck at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after another @aeroflot flight was canceled. They include Julian & Nicholas MacKay, and Joshua Tesmer.  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/coronavirus-moscow-plane 

The MacKay brothers, who desperately want to get home to Montana to see their dying father, sent me more than 30 videos documenting their journey. Here’s one showing the chaos that ensued after the pilot announced the flight wasn’t leaving Russia.  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/coronavirus-moscow-plane 

Several passengers stayed on the plane in protest for more than an hour and demanded it fly to NYC. Here’s what it looked like once people were forced off the plane.


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