A passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Moscow after an aspiring pilot hit a stewardess in the face and said there was a bomb on board.
The bearded student terrorized other passengers and crew, saying there would be an explosion soon.
Davlatkadam Davlatkadamov, from the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan, fought with other passengers before hitting the stewardess in the face while trying to calm him down.
The 25-year-old became "crazy" fighting, attacking the stewardess and then telling everyone to pray to Allah.
Davlatkadam Davlatkadamov was held by passengers and crew members who tied their hands and feet with an adhesive film until the pilot made an emergency landing
The Ural Airlines Airbus A321 returned to Moscow shortly after takeoff from Zhukovsky airport yesterday.
A video shows the 'hooligan of the air & # 39; after he was forced to sit with his hands and feet tied with a sticky film before the emergency landing at the Zhukovsky airport in Moscow.
A fellow traveler protected him when the nearly full plane returned to Moscow, telling him to "keep quiet."
At one point he slapped the troublemaker in the face.
Davlatkadamov was heard screaming: & # 39; Pray! Praying to Allah! Praying to Allah! This plane will explode!
The bearded pilot asked: "Let's pray! Praying to Allah! Praying to Allah! This plane will explode! after hitting a flight attendant in the face
The Ural Airlines Airbus A321 returned to Moscow shortly after takeoff from Zhukovsky airport yesterday
The incident was on a scheduled flight from Moscow to Dushanbe, the capital, Tajikistan.
A fellow traveler said: "He went crazy on the flight."
After landing Davlatkadamov, a student in the Russian city of Omsk, was arrested by the police.
He faces a criminal investigation for vandalism aboard an airplane.
Davlatkadamov refused to take the drug and alcohol test, it was reported.
The plane was searched for 40 minutes by a bomb before it cleared to take off again for Dushanbe.
Today it was revealed that the man behind the air rage had trained as a pilot and was studying the production of aircraft engines in Omsk.
His father, who works in Dushanbe, said his son had applied for a Russian passport but was rejected.
The passengers and crew protected Davlatkadamov when the plane landed and even one slapped him and told him to "keep quiet."
His father Saidkadam Davlatkadamov said that his son had applied for a Russian passport, but was rejected.
Shortly after the takeoff from Zhukovsky airport, the pilot made an emergency landing after Davlatkadamov attacked a flight attendant and said there was a bomb on board.
Saidkadam Davlatkadamov said: & # 39; For some reason, he was not successful. Two weeks ago I received a call and he said he was broken and upset. "
His father had ordered him to return to his home for & # 39; treatment. & # 39;
Vera Gasnikova, spokeswoman for Ural Airlines, said: "He started a fight with another passenger and hit a stewardess, his health is not in danger.
"She is in satisfactory condition, other passengers were not injured."
"The unexpected landing is a serious expense for the airline and we have the right to sue the man for the damages."
The number of passengers and crew on board did not occur, but the A321 aircraft has a capacity of 220.
Ural Airlines is the fifth largest civil airline in Russia.