Not safe: Passenger refused to fly on Moscow Phuket flight


A Russia’s Nordwind Airlines Phuket-Moscow flight with 369 people onboard was grounded for six hours for an emergency inspection after one of the passengers said he didn’t feel safe. The airport enacted a plan for bomb threat situations.

The captain ordered additional checks be carried out to ensure the plane is secure and there was nothing threatening passenger safety.

All 369 people were evacuated, but checks didn’t find anything suspicious in the cabin or in the luggage.

The passenger was detained for questioning at the airport, police said, and did not fly with the plane when it took off more than six hours behind schedule.