Passenger aircraft “Aeroflot”, carrying out flight from Surgut to Moscow, has carried out an unplanned landing in Khanty-Mansiysk.
It was assumed that the flight SU1515 will arrive to Moscow airport “Sheremetyevo”, but the liner abruptly changed course over the settlement called Moscow. It was reported that the route change occurred at the request of an armed passenger. The source of “RIA Novosti” in the emergency services reportedthat the passenger — the citizen of Russia, Paul S., 41-year-old, on the plane, he took a seat 14A. The Agency also reports that the man was drunk. According to the data of the portal “Uralinformbyuro”, earlier he was tried for theft and vandalism.
“Interfax” with reference to traffic control reportedthat the passenger demanded to turn the plane and fly to Afghanistan. The crew managed to persuade him to refuel in Khanty-Mansiysk.
According to the Russian media, in the Khanty-Mansiysk airport left the Vice-Governor of the Autonomous region Alexei Zabozlaev. The situation in the airport is calm.
Invader of the aircraft managed to detain. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the item In the second part of article 211 of the criminal code “Hijacking of an aircraft, coupled with the threat of violence”.
Anti-terrorist Committee of Russia and “Aeroflot” while the incident did not comment.