In Khanty-Mansiysk the plane landed, changed the route from Surgut
MOSCOW, 22 Jan — RIA Novosti. The plane “Aeroflot” SU1515 flight Surgut — Moscow, has changed the route, presumably due to an emergency situation and landed in Khanty-Mansiysk, according to the website Flight Radar.
According to the website, the plane landed on the runway of the airport in 14.18 MSK, and then drove up to the terminal.
According to a source RIA Novosti, the reason of emergency landing became the requirements of one of the passengers.
“The passenger, who is considered the originator of the emergency landing, his name is Paul, 41-year-old,” — said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, during takeoff of the aircraft in Surgut he took a seat 14A.
The man demanded to change the route, but the crew managed to convince him to sit down for refueling in Khanty-Mansiysk, said the Agency interlocutor.
At the entrance to the airport on duty police arrived at the scene by the Vice-Governor of the Khanty Alexei Zabozlaev. Journalists and passengers are not allowed into the airport building.
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In turn, Ren-TV reported that one of the passengers is armed, he demanded to change the route. According to the channel, on Board were 69 passengers and seven crew members.
The airliner took off from Surgut at 12:55 Moscow time, however has dramatically changed the route over the settlement Yugorsk.
Later FlightRadar reported that the aircraft descended to a lower altitude from ten to 2.3 kilometres when approaching the Khanty-Mansiysk and sat at the local airport at 14:18.
The National anti-terrorist Committee has not yet commented on the information.