Aeroflot Boeing 737-800 makes emergency landing in Russia after hijack attempt
The flight had departed Surgut at 09:55 UTC. While en route to Moscow at FL340, a passenger claiming to be armed ordered the flight crew to divert to Afghanistan.
At 10:22 UTC the pilots squawked 7600 (lost communications) on their transponder.
The aircraft landed safely at Khanty-Mansiysk at 11:17 UTC.
After landing, security forces stormed the plane and detained the man. He was in a state of intoxication; he was not armed.
January 29, 2019 ■