Wed, 24 Jul 2019

A passenger who demanded an Aeroflot flight en route from the Siberian city of Surgut to Moscow instead travel to Afghanistan was detained after the plane made an emergency landing, Russian media reported.

The passenger was detained after the plane landed on January 22 in Khanty-Mansiisk, law enforcement sources told the Russian news agencies Interfax and TASS.

The detained passenger was not armed and was identified as a 41-year-old Russian national, according to Russian media reports.

Nobody was hurt.

According to REN TV, the detained passenger has a police record, including robbery and narcotics convictions.

Aeroflot Flight SU1515 had 69 passengers on board and seven crew members.

The emergency landing in Khanty-Mansiisk caused no disruption to flights at the Siberian airport.

With reporting by Interfax, TASS, and REN TV RFE/RL

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