The passenger demanded the airplane head to Afghanistan.
Rabat – The Investigative Committee of Russia confirmed on Tuesday that authorities have arrested a passenger suspected of hijacking an airplane.
Aeroflot Flight SU1515 landed in Siberia after the suspect demanded the plane change course.
The Russian Counter-Terrorism Committee issued a statement that the aircraft, travelling from Surgut in western Siberia to Moscow, “changed course at the request of one of the passengers.”
According to RT, the drunk passenger tried to break into the cockpit, claiming he was armed and demanded the airplane head for Afghanistan. However, no weapons were found on the passenger.
Also today, a Russian combat aircraft crashed while conducting a hard landing on a military airfield in the Murmansk region in northwest Russia, killing two and injuring two soldiers on board, according to Xinhua.