Plane flying from Moscow to Phuket forced to land in Uzbekistan’s Tashkent because of rowdy

The Boeing-777 belonged to Nordwind Airlines, Russia, was flying from Moscow to Phuket, and it was forced to land in Tashkent because of an aggressive passenger, a spokesperson of Tashkent International Airport told RIA Novosti on October 17, 2019.

“The Nordwind Airlines’ plane was operating its flight No. N42477 en route Moscow – Phuket and, at 11:31 pm local time, it made an emergency landing at the Tashkent International Airport. This was caused by the aggressive behavior of one of the passengers, which created a threat to the flight safety,” the airport spokesperson said.

“After removing the offender from the flight and refueling, the plane flew to its final destination at 01:58 am local time,” the airport spokesperson added.

This is the second incident in the last two days with a plane of a Russian airline that made an unscheduled landing at the airport in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Aeroflot’s A-330 was flying en route New Delhi – Moscow on Wednesday, and it was forced to land in Tashkent in the morning due to an illness of a passenger – an Indian citizen. Two hours later, the plane flew to Moscow.

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