According to the BBC, the airliner carrying Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan along with 40 Top Gear film crew members was ultimately not permitted to fly from the Sheremetyevo airport to Kazakhstan. As their visas were in order and the reason for grounding the flight lay between the Russian Aeroflot airline and Kazakhstani officials, this was not a fault of the Top Gear team in any way. But still turning back with no footage after spending as much as £500,000 on the trip is more than frustrating. The BBC is reportedly looking to recoup these costs, and Top Gear intends to return to Kazakhstan in the future to shoot the planned segment.
Let's just hope the studio sets have been built in the correct height.