Russian player, Alexey Rastvortsev, who plays for the Serbian team “Vojvodina”, on Sunday prevented the incident aboard a Lufthansa plane heading to Belgrade from the German Frankfurt.
The cause of the incident was a native of Jordan with an American passport, which for some unknown reason tried to enter into the cabin to the pilots and to open the emergency exit on the plane.
“He was acting suspiciously, wandering around the plane. During the flight to our coach approached a steward and asked for help, said he was knocking to the pilots and tries to open the emergency exit. Coach and helped to lead him to business class and there watched him until the end of the flight,” said Rastvortsev TASS.
“This situation has nothing to do with terrorism. It was just a crazy person” – said the President of “Vojvodina,” Milan Djukic in an interview with the Serbian newspaper “Sportski magazine”.
37-year-old Rastvortsev, the sevenfold champion of Russia in the “Chekhov bears”. The last two seasons the athlete held in Macedonian “Vardar”, and this stands for “Vojvodina”.
A veteran with the team transit through Frankfurt came back from Portugal, where his team lost to Porto in the match of the handball Champions League.