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Drunk passenger arrested after Flydubai flight to Kiev

Ukraine's Security Service detains a Russian citizen at Kiev airport after making plane threat

Drunk passenger arrested after Flydubai flight to Kiev
Ukrainian authorities detained a Russian citizen at Kyiv airport after he claimed to have explosives onboard a flydubai flight.

Ukraine's Security Service detained a Russian citizen at Kiev airport after he threatened to blow up a Flydubai plane in a drunken outburst.

The SBU Security Service reported that the man threatened the flight crew just before landing. According to airport spokesperson Halyna Bohdanenko, he said he had explosives in his possession.

"One of the passengers on board told the crew that he had explosives on him... The passenger was drunk and behaved inappropriately... The crew relayed the information to the dispatch service of our airport,” said Bohdanenko.

“It was 10 minutes before the plane landed. After the landing, it was met not only by regular airport services, but also with the SBU and a bomb squad," she added.

A FlyDubai spokesperson  said: "We are aware of the reports of a disruptive passenger on board FZ‎727 from Dubai to Kiev on 25 March 2016. The safety of our passengers and crew is our top priority and we have taken the incident extremely seriously. The aircraft was met by the local authorities on arrival.

"FZ728 landed in back in Dubai at 23:39 (Dubai time) with a total delay of 2hrs 25mins."

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