In Ulan-Ude passengers of the plane «Iraero» before takeoff staged a mutiny on Board and refused to fly to Khabarovsk. As reported by the official representative of airline Marina Kalagansky, the reason for this was the replacement aircraft.
The plane was supposed to fly from Ulan-Ude at 09:00 local time (04:00 GMT) on CRJ-200 aircraft.
According to local media reports, passengers rebelled, since the aircraft replaced the An-24. It was planned that the flight will last about three and a half hours. However, An-24 flight to Khabarovsk with Blagoveshchensk refueling would be almost eight hours. Someone of the passengers also noted that from the cockpit emitting smoke during preparation for takeoff.
In the incident, half of the passengers flown on this flight on the An-24. The others were at the airport of Ulan-Ude. It is noted that they will be placed in a local hotel.