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Moscow-Minsk flight returned due to drunk passenger

August 08, 2013, 12:36 UTC+3

Jet makes smooth landing, rioter detained

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Photo ITAR-TASS archive/ Marina Lystseva

Photo ITAR-TASS archive/ Marina Lystseva

MOSCOW, August 8 (Itar-Tass) - An airliner bound for the Belarusian capital Minsk had to return to Moscow’s Domodedovo airport shortly after takeoff because of an scene caused by a drunken passenger, a spokesman for the Russian Interior Ministry’s Department for Transport told Itar-Tass Thursday.

“The jet’s crew made a request for an emergency landing soon after takeoff, as a drunken passenger had started a brawl,” the source said. “The jet made a smooth landing and policemen detained the rioter.”

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