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Rum Air TriStar fakes fuel emergency so passengers can watch soccer game
21 September 2005

Reportedly, a Rum Air L-1011 TriStar carrying 12 crew members and 289 Gambian passengers, faked a fuel emergency to land in time for a football match in a youth tournament in Peru. The plane was on its way to Lima but when the fans realised they would be late for the game, the crew radioed ATC to say the plane was low on fuel. An emergency landing was carried out in Piura, where the game was taking place. (BBC, AP)