Aeroflot crew member winds up with broken leg after altercation with passenger05/20/2019
A passenger on a recent Aeroflot flight tried to enter the cockpit and became physically abusive, breaking an employee’s leg during an altercation.
The passenger boarded Aeroflot flight SU1307, bound for Moscow “in an intoxicated state,” according to a statement from the airline.
The traveler “was verbally and physically abusive to Aeroflot staff and other passengers,” per the statement. “One of our employees suffered a broken leg as a result.”
Several videos of the incident have surfaced. In one, the flyer can be heard berating a flight attendant, saying “Shall I smash your face?”
The passenger is now banned “for the maximum period of time allowed by Russian law.”
Police were called and removed the passenger from the flight, which was delayed less than 30 minutes.
An intoxicated passenger on a recent Russian airline flight attempted to break into the cockpit and broke an employee's leg in the process. (Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren for USA TODAY)
The airline intends to pursue legal action.
“Aeroflot takes a zero-tolerance approach to abusive behavior on board its aircraft, and stands foursquare behind its staff in all such situations,” the airline added. “We will be seeking maximum legal redress.”
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