YEKATERINBURG, January 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Famous playwright Nikolai Kolyada, who was ordered out of the plane in Yekaterinburg on Tuesday morning, has arrived in Moscow by a different flight not to miss the earlier scheduled performances. He put the blame for Tuesday's ncident at Yekaterinburg airport on his fear of flying.
"I have had a little alcohol because I am afraid of flying. Hence, a regrettable incident at the airport," he admitted."Now I am in Moscow, and things are all right," Kolyada added.
Nikolai Kolyada - a 56-year old actor, playwright, theater director who heads the Kolyada Theater in Yekaterinburg and who is a laureate of Konstantin Stanislavsky international award, was removed from flight Yekaterinburg-Moscow on Tuesday morning. Onlookers said the flight was delayed for half an hour while the plane crew was making arrangements to remove Nikolai Kolyada from board.
The Urals' transport prosecutor's has opened an inquiry into an incident registered by the airport video cameras which featured a passenger from flight Yekaterinburg- Moscow striking a policeman in the chest.
"Police have opened an inquiry into an episode featuring the policeman who might have possibly been struck in the chest when convoying the passengers, expelled from the plane, to a transport police station," the press service said.