Yakut Head arranged affray aboard promising to "dismiss everyone"
Egor Borisov's assistant kicked up a row too.
On February 17, during the Moscow-Yakutsk flight, Head of Yakutia Egor Borisov kicked up a rumpus. The conflict occurred before the plane took off. Media report it citing the internal document of the Aeroflot airline.
It follows that Head of the Republic of Sakha Egor Borisov "disrespectfully and aggressively treated the crew members, committed acts that humiliate (their) honor and dignity." In addition, the airline said that the official violated aviation regulations, refusing to comply with the requirements of the crew.
The reason for the conflict is unknown. During the row, Borisov threatened the plane commander with dismissal, mentioning "friendly relations" with Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maxim Sokolov. It is reported that angry Borisov tried to call Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency Alexander Neradko.
"Borisov showed the contact of one of the heads of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation and stated that he would call and dismiss the plane staff," the report says.
Stewards wanted to deny access aboard, but his wife, flying with him, managed to stand up for him. Praskovya Borisova produced medical documents stating that the Head of Yakutia needed rehabilitation after the operation.
As a result, Borisov stayed aboard, but his assistant, who, according to Aeroflot, also behaved defiantly and aggressively, was removed. It is reported that the assistant Evgeny Shigapov used physical force against one of the stewardesses. After removal from the voyage, the medical examination was carried out, nothing was found.
The flight was delayed for 1.5 hours out of the conflict.
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