Would-Be Erotic Dancer Forces Flight Back to Domodedovo
- The Moscow Times
- Aug. 30 2011 00:00
- Last edited 15:59
AáLondon-bound flight was forced toáreturn toáDomodedovo Airport shortly after takeoff Friday morning after aádrunk female passenger began stealing other passengers’ eyeglasses andáattempted toáperform anáerotic dance, transportation police said, RIA-Novostiáreported.
Fifteen minutes intoáBMI flight BD0896, which took off atá7:15 a.m., cabin crew received word that the woman was acting strangely andádisturbing other passengers, the report said.
Theáwoman, a native ofáAlmetyevsk ináthe republic ofáTatarstan, was so disruptive that theácrew decided toáreturn toáDomodedovo Airport, where theáAirbus A-320 landed safely atá8:30 a.m.
Theáwould-be erotic dancer was detained andásent toáa hospital ináDomodedovo foráa medical examination. Authorities were deciding what disciplinary action should beátaken against her, anáInterior Ministry spokesman said.
Theáspokesman added that theáwoman acted normally prior toáthe flight, andáhe speculated that she had aálow tolerance foráalcohol.
Interfax said the unidentified woman was born in 1972, making her 38 or 39 years old.
Theáflight’s departure was rescheduled forá5 p.m., aádelay ofáalmost 10 hours, according toáBMI’s web site.
In a separate incident Friday, a drunken Russian journalist was removed from a Simferopol-Moscow flight, Interfax reported.
The man, identified only as the editor-in-chief of the news site Utronews.ru, appeared so intoxicated that Transaero officials feared he might pose a threat to the other passengers, so he was taken off the flight at the Ukrainian airport. Police confirmed through a subsequent alcohol test that he was drunk and later released him.
The site Utronews.ru does not provide the name of its editor or other staff.