Russian man gets two and a half years in Czech jail for drunken brawl on plane: agency

April 13, 2015 4:22 PM

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PRAGUE (Reuters) - A Czech court sentenced a former Russian soccer player to two and a half years in jail on Monday for starting a drunken brawl on board a 2006 flight that was forced to land in Prague, the Czech news agency CTK said.

The Prague City Court sentenced Yevgeny Rothshtein, formerly called Dogayev, for trying to get into the cockpit, threatening to blow up the Aeroflot plane, and demanding to land in Cairo on the Moscow-Geneva flight, the news agency reported.

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