Donbassaero A320 near Simferopol on Apr 17th 2012, unruly passenger

Last Update: April 17, 2012 / 15:18:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 17, 2012

Flight number
VV-276

Aircraft Registration
UR-DAI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Donbassaero Airbus A320-200 on behalf of Aerosvit, registration UR-DAI performing flight VV-276 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Kiev Borispol (Ukraine), was enroute at FL340 about 125nm east of Simferopol (Ukraine), when the crew decided to divert to Simferopol after a drunk male passenger roamed around the cabin, pestered other passengers, refused to return to his seat despite instructions by cabin crew and subsequently struck a flight attendant. The unruly passenger was subdued and restrained, the aircraft landed safely about 25 minutes later, the unruly passenger was taken into custody by police.

The aircraft reached Kiev with a delay of 2 hours.

The airline reported the passenger was already drunk when he came aboard, he later began to roam around the cabin, clung to other passengers and refused instructions by cabin crew until he struck a flight attendant. The unruly was subdued by cabin crew with assistance of other passengers and taken into custody by police after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 17, 2012

Flight number
VV-276

Aircraft Registration
UR-DAI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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