NFL Oakland Raiders plane drafted in to rescue Stansted Airport passengers

PUBLISHED: 12:46 23 April 2010 | UPDATED: 07:37 30 May 2010

The Air Asia aircraft

The Air Asia aircraft

AIRASIA X operated a special rescue flight from Stansted to Kuala Lumpur yesterday (Thursday April 23), taking home stranded passengers whose flights have been disrupted over the last week due to the airspace closure. The Airbus A340-300, with its special

AIRASIA X operated a special rescue flight from Stansted to Kuala Lumpur yesterday (Thursday April 23), taking home stranded passengers whose flights have been disrupted over the last week due to the airspace closure.

The Airbus A340-300, with its special NFL Oakland Raiders livery, took off at 3.30pm bound for the Malaysian capital with 286 passengers on board.

The plane is pictured taxiing to the runway:

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