Court arrests man suspected of plane hijacking

Court arrests man suspected of plane hijacking
Pavel Shapovalov Photo: RIA Novosti

January 22, a passenger plane en route from Surgut to Moscow changed its course after a passenger demand and later landed in Khanty-Mansiysk.

The Khanty-Mansiysk District Court arrested Pavel Shapovalov, who is suspected of hijacking a passenger plane. 

“It is decided to elect a preventive measure of two months — until March 22 — for Shapovalov, TASS cites Judge Rinat Akhmetov.

Shapovalov was detained the day before for attempting to hijack 737-8LJ. 

January 22, a passenger plane en route from Surgut to Moscow changed its course after a passenger demand and later landed in Khanty-Mansiysk. A criminal case of aircraft hijacking has been initiated.

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