The Russian authorities said on Tuesday that a passenger plane to Moscow was forced to land shortly after takeoff on suspicion of a hijacking of a passenger.
The National Antiterrorist Committee reported that a man, who had not been identified, aboard the aircraft that sailed from Surgut to Moscow, ordered the crew to divert the aircraft to Afghanistan.
The aircraft eventually landed in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk, writes the Associated Press.
Andrew Przhezdomsky, a committee spokesman, said that the plane is on the runway and that passengers are still on board.
It is not known whether the individual was armed and what his demands were.
A security perimeter has been installed on site and the security and emergency forces are in place.