Passenger demands Moscow-bound Aeroflot plane to divert to Afghanistan

Passenger demands Moscow-bound Aeroflot plane to divert to Afghanistan

PanARMENIAN.Net - An Aeroflot flight from the Siberian city of Surgut to Moscow was forced to land some 240km short of its destination, after a passenger reportedly demanded that the plane be diverted to Afghanistan, RT reports.

Flight SU1515 has landed in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk, Aeroflot has confirmed.

The unruly passenger could be mentally unstable, and has been detained multiple times before for drunken disorderly behavior, a source has told Interfax news agency.

A photo of the would-be hijacker has emerged in the Russian media, but authorities have yet to confirm his identity.

 Top stories
The earthquake caused a temporary blackout, damaged many buildings and closed a number of rural roads.
The Prosecutor’s Office has released surveillance footage and said that one of the detainees in the case, Iveri Melashvili.
Destinations welcomed 900m fewer international tourists in January–October when compared with the same period of 2019.
Austrian authorities said at least one gunman remained on the run at 1am Vienna time on November 3.
Partner news
---