Plane draws giant Christmas tree in the sky

Roshina Jowaheer

An Airbus flight recently came up with a novel way to mark the festive holiday season by drawing a Christmas tree which could be seen on flight radar sites.

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The test flight had no passengers on board. It took off from Hamburg Airport in Germany and returned to the same city.

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During the flight of the A380 flown by Emirates, the aircraft made circular manoeuvres at more than 40,000ft to create baubles and zig-zags to recreate the shape of the tree.

The flight passed Cologne, Frankfurt and Stuttgart along the way.