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Drunk man tries to hijack Russian plane

ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2019 01:33 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 22 (ANI): A Moscow bound airplane made an emergency landing in western Siberia after a drunk man made an attempt to hijack the aircraft on Tuesday.
CNN cited Russian media as stating that the passenger who attempted to hijack the Aeroflot Boeing 737-8LJ has been arrested.
The airlines divulged that all the passengers and crew members on the flight de-boarded safely in the western Siberian town of Khanty-Mansiys.
According to preliminary information, the passenger was intoxicated, reported news agency TASS quoting a local law enforcement source. Russia National Anti-Terrorist Committee spokesperson stated that the flight was rerouted after a demand by one of the passengers.
Aeroflot revealed that it has dispatched a reserve aircraft to the town to enable passengers to continue on to Moscow. (ANI)

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