Drunk Passenger Forces Russian Flight to Make Emergency Landing

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A Russian plane en route from Beijing to Moscow was forced to make an emergency landing at a local airport Friday morning after a drunk passenger started brawling, Russian news agency TASS reported.

At 8:48 a.m. local time (0148 GMT), the plane of Russian flag carrier Aeroflot landed at Yemelyanovo Airport near the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk because of brawling on board, the report said.

“One of the Russian passengers, flying in the business class, got drunk and began brawling. The crew decided to land at the airport,” it said.

The man was handed over to police and sent for a medical examination.

The plane resumed flight in about an hour and a half from Yemelyanovo Airport.

Source: news.xinhuanet.com