Aeroflot claims Yakut Head and his fellow travelers refused to show boarding passes and insulted crew
The airline turned out to have its own interpretation of the conflict that occurred the day before.
Against the backdrop of the row between employees of Aeroflot and Head of Yakutia Egor Borisov, the airline gave its comments on and a description of the events that took place. Representatives of Aeroflot told that Egor Borisov, his wife Praskovya and assistant Evgeny Shigapov arrived for a flight from Moscow to Yakutsk with a large number of packages and bags, refused to show their boarding passes and insulted flight attendants.
"At the request of the senior flight attendant to show their boarding passes they refused to do it in categorical form, expressed extreme indignation with the rules of the airline, verbally insulted flight attendants and spoke negatively about the airline," the company spokesman said.
A verbal skirmish broke out, Borisov began to present his service certificate, threatening to ring the Minister of Transport and the presidential administration. After that, Evgeny Shigapov, Borisov's assistant, "tried to break into the cockpit without permission, without reacting to the comments and demands of the crew members." After this trick, it was decided to remove Shigapov from the flight.
"At present, the issue of bringing passenger E. Shigapov to liability under Art. 11.17 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (Violation of Rules of the Passenger's Behavior in Air Transport) is being considered," concluded Aeroflot.
On the evening of February 17 in Moscow on board of Aeroflot’s plane, which carried out a flight from Moscow to Yakutsk, an incident occurred, as a result of which the assistant Head of Yakutia was removed from the flight. Soon a document appeared in the Internet, allegedly written by the management of Aeroflot. The document features accusations against the very Head of Yakutia, who, according to what is written, threatened to "dismiss everyone" through calls to the Minister of Transport and the presidential administration. After that, the strange behavior of Borisov's assistant Evgeny Shigapov, who was removed from the flight for inadequate behavior in the form of foul language and an aggressive attempt to enter the cockpit of the pilots of the aircraft, is described.
This situation was extremely negatively perceived by Head of the Republic of Sakha Egor Borisov, and he even expressed his readiness to file a suit against Aeroflot. In his Instagram the official wrote that "after registration, the airport employees forgot to give my spouse and me our boarding passes, they were brought a little later with apologies," but "this time was sufficient for the flight attendant to create tension and remove my assistant from the flight without any justification".