Moscow. 21 Oct. INTERFAX.RU – the aircraft of the airline “Belavia” returned to airport “Zhulyany” (Kiev) threatened to raise the fighters, reported the press service of the company.
“on 21 October 2016 the Boeing 737-800 (tail number EW-456PA) of the airline “Belavia” carrying out flight B2-840 route Zhuliany (Kyiv) – Minsk was forced to return to airport of departure. On Board were 136 passengers and 6 crew members”, – stated in the message of the company.
according to the airline, in accordance with the schedule at 15:25 the plane took off from the airport “Zhulyany” in Minsk.
“To 15:36 for 50 km to entering the airspace of the Republic of Belarus to the aircraft commander received an order from the Manager air traffic management regional center “Kyiv”, which is the state enterprise of air traffic services “Ukraerorukh”, the immediate return to the departure airport without giving any reasons. It was also stated that in the event of failure of the team in the air will be raised by fighters”, – is spoken in the message of “Belavia”.
the Commander of the aircraft has complied with the received indication and at 15:37 started to decline. 15:55 the plane of airline “Belavia” has landed in “Zhulyany”.
As noted, after landing aboard an aircraft by law enforcement agencies of Ukraine was withdrawn by the passenger, a citizen of Armenia.
After refueling at 16:37 flight B2-840 flew to Minsk and landed safely at the National airport “Minsk” at 17:33 local time.
as for the shot of the flight, he, as reported in the airline, law enforcement agencies of Ukraine was released and flew to 19:00 flight B2-830 airlines Belavia to Minsk.
“Belavia” intends to demand with the state enterprise “Ukraerorukh” reimbursement of costs associated with the return of the aircraft to the international airport “Zhulyany” – say in the airline.
the carrier also apologized to passengers for the inconvenience.