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Debauching Russian passenger found guilty of attempted plane hijack

16:33 09/12/2013

MOSCOW, December 9 (RAPSI) – The jury found Sergei Kabalov, Russian businessman accused of attempting to hijack a plane while drunk, guilty on Monday during the hearing in Moscow Region Court.

Kabalov, a 54-year-old businessman from Saratov, started to behave violently when drunk on board a Kogalymavia airliner bound for Egypt on January 11, and tried to break into the cockpit. A criminal case was launched against him for attempted hijacking and assault. Kabalov faces 12 years in prison.

A YouTube video made by another passenger shows Kabalov punching one male passenger on the nose and striking a flight attendant. He also yelled he was part of Russia’s intelligence services and threatened he “could kill anyone with two fingers.”

Kabalov’s case is one in a string of recent brawls caused by Russian airline passengers, prompting calls from politicians for a crackdown on on-board drinking.

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16:33 09/12/2013 The jury found Sergei Kabalov, Russian businessman accused of attempting to hijack a plane while drunk, guilty on Monday during the hearing in Moscow Region Court.
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