Aside from facing international sanctions, having to buy spare parts via the black market, and facing unprecedented airspace restrictions outside the Russian Federation, Aeroflot Russian Airlines still must contend with the occasional crazy passenger. This time, a woman became upset when told to stop smoking onboard and proceed to strip and then attack flight attendants fair an unsuccessful cockpit visit.
Woman Strips And Attacks Aeroflot Flight Attendants In Anger Over Being Told She Could Not Smoke Onboard
The incident occurred onboard an Aeroflot flight from Stavropol (STW) to Moscow (SVO) onboard an Airbus A320. During turbulence, despite the seatbelt light being illuminated, 49-year-old Anzhelika Moskvitina rose from her seat and retreated to the lavatory. There, she lit a cigarette and began smoking. It must have been apparent because flight attendants knocked on the door and scolded her for smoking.
She wasn’t in trouble…yet.
But rather than just take her seat and wait until the end of the 3-hour, 20-minute (777-mile) flight, Moskvitina appealed her smoking ban to pilots…by trying to enter the flight deck (in Russian that is not allowed either).
Flight attendants again intervened to stop her from pounding on the cockpit door.
With her appeal unsuccessful, Moskvitina stripped off her top and attacked flight attendants, biting one of them on the shoulder. The bite drew blood and prompted treatment upon landing at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.
“Lady, take a seat and get dressed. Where are your clothes? Do you understand you’re violating the behavior rules on the plane? There are children here. Respect them at least.”
Moskvitina reportedly replied:
“I respect children. What’s more, I love children…”
With the help of business class passengers, a top was placed back on her and she was handcuffed. She now face criminal penalties and is awaiting deployment to the Western Front.
Striptease of a passenger of the flight “Aeroflot” Stavropol – Moscow.
The woman smoked in the toilet, undressed and started to get into the pilots shouting that everyone would die. Then she bit the stewardess and spent the rest of the flight handcuffed. pic.twitter.com/DvEyUtp8OX
— PLANES OF LEGEND (@PlanesOfLegend) February 14, 2023
Moskvitina is in a heap of trouble after being unable to get through a three-hour flight without a cigarette. It’s why I advocate for airport smoking lounges, though I am not sure that would have solved the problem here…