Czech holiday makers celebrate 2010 in Dominican Republic

Over 100 Czech holiday makers unexpectedly celebrated the arrival of the New Year in the Dominican Republic after their flight was cancelled due to technical problems. Czech Airlines rescheduled the flight for two days later, saying a spare part needed to be flown in before the airbus could make the flight back. The airlines covered the cost of accommodation and a New Year’s dinner for all 118 passengers. This particular flight had problems on the way out as well, after it was damaged by a de-frosting machine shortly before its planned take-off.