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'Allahu Akbar' Delays Plane

A flight to Yekaterinburg was delayed in Yakutsk for four hours Wednesday because of an aggressive, drunk passenger who kept shouting an Islamic praise to God, Interfax reported Thursday.

The passenger, whose name was withheld, started repeating "Allahu Akbar" after he was past the security checks, the report said. Airport security detained the troublemaker and searched him and his baggage. No banned items were found, but a medical check confirmed that the man was drunk.

It remained unclear whether the man was allowed back on the plane.

(MT)

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