ICR publishes video of interrogation of airplane hijacker in Yugra
Allegedly, the hijacker demanded to fly the Boeing to Afghanistan.
The Russian Investigation Committee published a part of the interrogation Pavel Shapovalov, 41, who is suspected of hijacking a plane. In a five-second video, the man confirms that he has a personal mobile phone.
Следователи допрашивают подозреваемого в угоне воздушного судна 41-летнего Павла Шаповалова pic.twitter.com/weIjWp7iIw— Следственный комитет (@sledcom_rf) 22 января 2019 г.
Shapovalov hijacked an Aeroflot aircraft at around 6 pm on January 22 at the airport in Khanty-Mansiysk. The flight route of the plane was Surgut - Moscow. According to unconfirmed reports, Shapovalov demanded that the pilot fly the aircraft to Afghanistan.
Earlier the ICR stated that the suspect was previously convicted of damaging property. According to Shapovalov’s friend, the man had a mental disorder after he was beaten, Snob reports. In addition, Shapovalov’s wife left him, taking the children with her.
The ICR initiated a criminal case of hijacking a plane. Shapovalov faces up to 12 years in prison.