Report: Unruly flier attacked crew, hurled ice cream
A Transaero Airlines passenger faces up to two decades in prison on allegations that he assaulted flight attendants and fellow fliers on a flight from Moscow to Miami last week.
That's according to The Miami Herald, which says Pavel Nesvat had to be restrained by flight attendants after he allegedly attacked passengers and crew members, "inappropriately" touched a female passenger and then approached the cockpit in a manner that worried crew.
THE MIAMI HERALD: Passenger accused of attacking Miami-bound Russian flight crew
The Herald says those details come from an Aug. 2 criminal complaint filed by a federal air marshal on board a Miami-bound Boeing 747 belonging to Russian carrier Transaero Airlines. The Herald says it is unclear where Nesvat lives and adds that he has dual U.S. and Russian citizenship.
Nesvat's unruly episode began, according to the air marshal's report, when he started throwing ice cream containers at other passengers. He sat down after a flight attendant told him to stop, but then groped a woman seated next to him and soon turned his attend to flight attendants, "physically assaulting them and pulling their ears."
Next, the report alleges Nesvat strapped on his backpack and headed toward the cockpit, where he was stopped by an attendant.
He then continued to battle with attendants, one of whom feared serious injury, according to the report.
The flight's captain request the jet be met by law enforcement officers at Miami, where Nesvat was arrested on charges of interfering with a flight crew, according to the Herald. The charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in jail.