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Drunken Russian tourist attacks Vietnam Airlines stewardess, passengers

Friday, October 31, 2014, 18:40 GMT+7
Drunken Russian tourist attacks Vietnam Airlines stewardess, passengers
Vietnam Airlines aircraft are seen in this file photo.

A drunken Russian tourist caused disorder and physically attacked an air hostess and passengers aboard a Vietnam Airlines flight departing yesterday from Domodedovo International Airport of Russia to Ho Chi Minh City.

The Russian passenger is Sergei Samokhin, 32, on the flight coded VN060.

Around four hours after leaving the Russian airport, Samokhin showed signs of being under the influence and began disrupting the flight.

Air hostesses warned him but he kept causing disorder. When the chief flight attendant came, he began attacking her and other passengers.

The case was reported to the chief pilot, who decided to apply precautionary measures by allowing stewards to bind him to a seat in the rear row. Five other Russian passengers helped send him to the back area.

Two hours and thirty minutes later, Samokhin sobered up and expressed his regret. He was then untied and allowed to return to his seat.

The flight landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City at 8:30 am this morning.

While working with airport security forces, the Russian tourist repented of his fault. His female companion said that he had used tranquillizers.

He was allowed to enter Vietnam after all.

Airport authorities have announced that they will issue a decision tomorrow to fine him VND3-5 million (US$144-240).

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