The Ukrainian authorities urgently planted the plane of the Belarus airline “Belavia”, taking off from Kiev Zhuliany airport to Minsk without explanation. After information about the incident appeared in the media, the press service of the airline made an official statement.

The company said that the plane Boeing 737-800 tail number EW-456PA performing flight B2-840 route “Zhulyany” (Kyiv) – Minsk was forced to return to airport of departure. On Board were 136 passengers and 6 crew members. In accordance with the schedule at 15:25 the plane flew from the International airport “Zhulyany” in Minsk.

“To 15:36 for 50 km to entering the airspace of the Republic of Belarus to the aircraft commander received an order from the Manager air traffic management regional center “Kyiv”, which is the state enterprise of air traffic services “Ukraerorukh”, the immediate return to the departure airport without giving any reasons. It was also stated that in the event of failure of the team in the air will be raised fighters,” said the airline.

Employees of the press service also reported that the commander of the aircraft has performed arrived from Kiev indication and virtually instantly, at 15:37, started to decline. After 18 minutes the Board had returned to back to the airport. After landing from the plane by law enforcement agencies of Ukraine was removed one passenger who is a citizen of Armenia.

After refueling at 16:37 the plane for the second time flew to Minsk and landed safely at the National airport “Minsk” at 17:33 local time. At the same time in Kiev removed from the flight passengers were released by police. Soon, at 19:00, the man flew to Minsk on a different flight the same airline.

“Airline “Belavia” intends to demand with the state enterprise “Ukraerorukh” reimbursement of costs associated with the return of the aircraft to the international airport “Zhulyany”. The airline apologizes to passengers for the inconvenience, ” concluded in “Belavia”.

The Ukrainian authorities are under the threat of raising the fighters returned to the airport the Belarusian plane 22.10.2016

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