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The man, whose title was not revealed, was taken off the plane and has been charged with endangering flight security.
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- Last Updated:March 06, 2021, 20:35 IST
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An Air France flight en route from Paris to New Delhi made an emergency touchdown at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria on Friday at about 5 p.m. (1500 GMT) due to a disruptive passenger, Bulgarian officers mentioned on Saturday.
The passenger, an Indian citizen, started to behave up quickly after take-off, quarrelling with different passengers, assaulting a flight attendant and pummelling the cockpit’s door, mentioned Ivailo Angelov, an official on the National Investigation Agency.
His aggressive behaviour prompted the flight’s commander to hunt an emergency touchdown in Sofia. The man, whose title was not revealed, was taken off the plane and has been charged with endangering flight security. If convicted, he faces as much as 10 years in jail.
The Air France flight resumed its journey to New Delhi.
”We are investigating each his actions and his motives,” Angelov informed reporters. ”There isn’t any cheap clarification for his behaviour,” Angelov mentioned.