Two Russians detained for brawl on plane

February 23rd, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian couple engaged in a drunken brawl with French police on board a Brazil-bound plane in Paris, a media report said.

A 30-year-old man and his female companion, aged 28, boarded the business class section of flight AF 442 at Charles de Gaulle Airport, the Le Dauphine Libere daily said Wednesday.

The duo was drunk and started making “violent speeches and aggressive gestures” upon boarding, the report said, citing sources at the airport.

The chief pilot asked them to leave the plane before the takeoff but they refused. He then called the border police and when they tried to extract the Russians from the plane, the duo fought back, delivering several blows to the officers.

One officer was punched in the face, while another got six days’ sick leave over unspecified injuries, an airport source said.

Both Russians were detained.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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