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April 13, 2006

Russian Gypsy Singer Goes Nuts On Flight

There must have been a cartoon of a Russian Gypsy Prophet printed in the in-flight magazine:

A 50-year-old Russian celebrity is accused of getting violent on a flight from Las Vegas to New York City, slapping a flight attendant in the face, "hexing" the plane, announcing that it would crash and declaring that all the passengers, their children and their grandchildren would die. The Delta Air Lines pilot made an unscheduled stop early Tuesday just after midnight at Denver International Airport, where passenger Svetlana Yankovsky, a well-known Russian Gypsy singer and dancer, was arrested.

She faces a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew.

One flight attendant told an FBI agent that Yankovsky was drinking from a bottle of wine while the plane was taxiing at the Las Vegas airport, according to court documents.

After the flight attendant took away the bottle, Yankovsky allegedly demanded her "red water" back and began singing, chanting and touching other passengers.

As always, I am shocked that alcohol played any role in this.

Thanks to Craig.


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