the information was advanced by the Reuters agency, citing the Russian anti-terrorist committee, adding that the aircraft for Moscow eventually landed at the Termac airport in the city of Khanty-Mansiisk – located 240 kilometers from the capital Russian.
The passenger will have requested the change of course, Siberia – Moscow, will still be on board the aircraft, a Boeing 737, where they followed 76 people, including 69 passengers.
The man, identified by the Russian media as Pavel, 41 (an information not yet confirmed by the authorities), asked that the aircraft be diverted to Afghanistan.
Нам удалось связаться с бывшей супругой пассажира рейса Сургут – Москва, который потребовал изменить маршрут самолета. Женщина рассказала, что удивлена его поступком https://t.co/sYpW0UhpKT pic.twitter.com/TVUFmvAw3q
– РЕН ТВ | Новости (@rentvchannel) 22 January 2019
The landing at Termac airport in the city of Khanty-Mansiisk was due to a request made by the crew to the passenger to move him from his intentions. The crew would have told him that if they were to go to Afghanistan they would have to stop in that city to refuel the plane.
BREAKAGE: the passenger took control of the aircraft during the trip from Siberia to Moscow; airplane on asphalt in the Siberian city Khanty-Mansiysk pic.twitter.com/egJ8hQZxc0
– Reuters Top News (@Reuters) 22 January 2019
The man can be imprisoned for eight years, or more, if armed or resorting to violence.[Notícia em atualização]
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