An Aeroflot flight has landed safely after a passenger tried to “divert” the plane.
Flight SU1515 had been on route from the Siberian metropolis of Surgut to Moscow earlier than making an emergency touchdown at Khanty-Mansiysk earlier immediately.
Studies recommend a drunken passenger had sought to divert the aircraft to Afghanistan.
“The passenger who tried to divert the plane has been detained,” learn a press release from the service.
“The entire passengers and crew members on board the plane disembarked safely and with out harm.”
Aeroflot mentioned it had dispatched a reserve plane to Khanty-Mansiysk in order that the passengers might proceed their journey to Moscow.
“In response to the rising risk of worldwide terrorism lately all Aeroflot workers bear thorough coaching on responding to such incidents so as to guarantee the security of passengers,” the airline added.
“Aeroflot’s safety service and technical providers have been positioned on a state of excessive alert, and all plane are present process further checks earlier than take-off.
“The airline asks its passengers for his or her understanding of the necessity for enhanced pre-boarding procedures.”
No different Aeroflot flights have been affected, the service mentioned.