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 pm (1500 GMT) due to a disruptive passenger, Bulgarian officers stated on Saturday.
The passenger, an Indian citizen, started to behave up quickly after take-off, quarrelling with other passengers, assaulting a flight attendant and pummelling the cockpit’s door, stated 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 identify 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 both his actions and his motives,” Angelov informed reporters. “There is no reasonable explanation for his behaviour,” Angelov additional stated.