Russia charge passenger for intent to hijack Plane

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A 41 year-old might be spending at least the next 12 years behind bars for having intent to hijack a plane, according to reports he was on a flight from Surgut to Moscow after he was arrested in the town of Khanty-Mansiysk where he demanded that the flight leave its assigned route and head toward Afghanistan.

The Russia investigative Committee indicated that the passenger was drunk at the time of the incident, he told the airplane’s crew he was armed, threatened to attack crew members, and attempted to enter the plane’s cockpit in an attempt to force a change in the flight’s route.

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