Passenger on Yekaterinburg-Beijing Flight Gets Fined for Misbehaving on Board

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, September 10, 2018. Yekaterinburg’s District Oktyabrsky Court dismissed a criminal case against a Moscow Region native who was charged with disorderly conduct on board a plane, Ural Public Prosecution Authorities for Transportation’s press service reports.

The incident occurred on board a plane going from Yekaterinburg to Beijing in March 2018.

‘The young woman kept consuming strong drinks she’d smuggled on board, had an argument with the flight attendants, tried lighting a cigarette, and attempted to open the emergency exit fixtures during the flight, which endangered the passengers’ safety greatly,’ the press service says.

The woman was later detained by the police. She had charges pressed against her based on Article 213 (Part 1) of the Russian Federation Criminal Code (on-board hooliganism, or highly disorderly conduct indicating conspicuous contempt of societal norms).

The accused pleaded guilty, said she felt sorry about the way she’d behaved, and apologized for everything she’d done wrong. The court ruled in favor of a fine (RUR 100,000) rather than a sentence.

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