Late VIP passenger Zapashny made plane turn to terminal right at taxi strip
A flight to Pulkovo from Vnukovo was delayed for almost an hour, as after boarding the Airbus returned after a late passenger.
A flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg of Rossiya airline was delayed for almost an hour.
The reason for this delay was an incident at Vnukovo airport.
Flight FV6020 was scheduled to take off at 18:50. But Airbus 319 departed only at 19:43. The plane returned from the runway to the terminal to pick up a very important passenger. Flight attendants mentioned the surname Zapashny, a source of Fontanka says.
The Airbus maneuvers are visible on the service flightradar24.com. The aircraft began moving at 18.48, but after 10 minutes, it sharply turned on the taxi strip and returned to the terminal.
Rumors quickly reached passengers through the cabin crew that they were picking up a late VIP client. The captain of the aircraft apologized for the delay. After all the manipulations, the plane took off an hour later.
It is unknown who of the brothers was late for the flight, in turn, Rossiya airline refused to comment.
The brothers Zapashny have two performances in St. Petersburg March 23.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.