Saturday, May 03, 2008

A Cautionary Tale for Flying

Russian man has a few too many, dies on airplane
by Jeffrey White

Last month, *Iva* told us about a Russian man who was too drunk to notice he'd been stabbed in the back with a knife.

Now, add this one to the list of bad things that happen to Russians when they booze: A Russian man on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Toronto didn't quite make it, dying before the plane touched down yesterday.

Passengers say he had been drinking heavily and had picked fights with several male passengers. Flight attendants reportedly broke up these scuffles by moving the man to the front of the plane, where he died.

Police are now looking into whether alcohol contributed to his death.

3 comments:

Ron Slate said...

I flew on Aeroflot one time in the late 80s, and that was sufficient. The seats weren't even fastened to the floor; they tipped forward to reveal small storage bins beneath. Most of the passengers seemed to be either low-level government characters (drunks) or deluded capitalists (I et al). I might as well have been sitting atop one of the quaking engines, it was so loud. So of course there's a presumed benefit in flying utterly blitzed. (But I did get to see Tblisi (Tiflis) in Georgia, where my maternal grandmother was born.)

Anonymous said...

Ron: that is a funny story!

Radish King said...

Fly Boeing.