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Drunk Flight Crew Members Beat Passenger

Old Jul 20th 2004, 1:29 pm
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Charles Hawtrey
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Default Drunk Flight Crew Members Beat Passenger

Slightly OT and reprinted without permission, but Earl does it all the
time so why not. (We *did* have a thread on Aeroflot recently, thus
I'll insist it's on-topic. So there.) Funny or frightening, maybe
both.

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Drunk Flight Crew Members Beat Passenger

By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW - Drunken passengers often give air crews trouble, but Russia's
leading airline on Tuesday reported an "unprecedented" reversal: A
passenger was assaulted by intoxicated flight attendants.

Two crew members on a domestic Aeroflot flight beat up a passenger who
had complained that the flight attendants were drunk, airline
spokeswoman Irina Dannenberg said.

The passenger, identified only as A. Chernopup, was aboard a recent
flight from Moscow to the Siberian city of Nizhnevartovsk, Dannenberg
said. She said the crew belonged to another airline, Aviaenergo.

Seeing that the crew were intoxicated and were not fulfilling their
duties, Chernopup asked to be served by a sober and competent flight
attendant, Dannenberg said. He was then beaten up by crew members.

On Russian flights, attendants often have to struggle to keep
intoxicated passengers under control. But on this flight, Dannenberg
said, flight attendants were so intoxicated that they "behaved
improperly" and only began catering to passengers 1 1/2 hours into the
four-hour trip.

The daily Izvestia quoted another passenger as saying that half of the
food the crew served ended up on the floor, leaving the aisle strewn
with debris that passengers had to walk over as they disembarked.

According to the passenger, Chernopup left the plane with a black eye
and was promptly sent to a doctor. Izvestia also reported that a
criminal case was opened after Chernopup reported the incident to the
police.

Dannenberg said that the plane was carrying out an Aeroflot flight,
but both the aircraft and the crew belonged to Aviaenergo. Aeroflot
has been contracting out from Aviaenergo since August 2003, but the
incident prompted it to tighten control over Aviaenergo's staff, she
said.

The entire crew of the flight has been temporarily dismissed and a
joint commission is investigating the incident, Dannenberg said.
 
Old Aug 2nd 2004, 6:53 am
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Jesper Lauridsen
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Default Re: Drunk Flight Crew Members Beat Passenger

On 2004-07-21, Charles Hawtrey <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Slightly OT and reprinted without permission, but Earl does it all the
    > time so why not. (We *did* have a thread on Aeroflot recently, thus
    > I'll insist it's on-topic. So there.) Funny or frightening, maybe
    > both.

Travel in Russia is certainly on-topic for rec.travel.europe

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