Last updated: 08:06 PM ET, Sun March 20 2016

Flight Grounded for More than 6 Hours After Passenger Says It’s Not Safe

Airlines & Airports | Amy Coyne Bredeson | March 20, 2016

Flight Grounded for More than 6 Hours After Passenger Says It’s Not Safe

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Just a day after a flydubai Boeing 737 crashed in Russia, killing 62 people, the captain of a Nordwind Airlines flight had to make a tough call and suspend a flight scheduled to leave Thailand for Russia.

The flight was grounded for more than six hours after a passenger said the airplane was not safe with him aboard, Reuters reported. 

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There were 369 passengers on board when a passenger named Alexander Nosov asked not to fly, saying “If I travel with this plane, this plane will not be safe,” according to Reuters.

The captain asked to suspend the flight that was supposed to leave from Phuket airport in southern Thailand at 10:35 a.m., Airports of Thailand said in a statement obtained by Reuters.

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The aircraft was inspected but nothing suspicious was found, Airports of Thailand told Reuters.

Nosov was detained for questioning and did not fly with his fellow passengers when the flight finally departed, police told Reuters.



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