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Moscow-bound onboard smoker forces plane to make unscheduled landing in Volgograd

A plane operated by a Russian low-cost airline made an unscheduled landing after a passenger began smoking aboard

VOLGOGRAD, November 7. /TASS/. A plane operated by a Russian low-cost airline, Pobeda, en route from Vladikavkaz, a city in Russia’s North Caucasus Region, to Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, made an unscheduled landing in Volgograd after a passenger lit up on board the flight, a source at Volgograd International Airport informed TASS.

"Flight 1174 (Vladikavkaz-Vnukovo) operated by Pobeda Airlines made an unscheduled landing in Volgograd. The reason was a man began smoking aboard. After landing, he was removed from the flight," the source said.

He added that the flight had been delayed for about 40 minutes. At 13:40 (12:40 Moscow time) it landed at Volgograd International Airport, and at 14:22 (13:22 Moscow time) the plane departed for its final destination point.