The Federal Air Transport Agency suggests permitting the aircrews to use physical strength, plastic handcuffs and electric shockers onboard the aircraft in order to pacify the troublemakers , Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.
Drunk passengers have already put up a fight onboard the aircraft six times this year. Two of them were sentenced to a fine at a rate of 500 rubles last week. At that, the unscheduled landing costs the airline about 1 million rubles. The Federal Air Transport Agency explained that the cost of the unscheduled landing depends on the size of the aircraft and the landing airport .
Experts suggest another solution: add the section called “aviation hooliganism” to the Criminal Code. The airlines suggest making the black lists of hooligans and the Federal Air Transport Agency wants to make them public . The agency also suggests permitting the aircrews to use handcuffs and electric shockers .
However, the law-enforcement agencies are skeptical about the suggestions. They doubt that there will be enough space onboard the aircraft to store the handcuffs and shockers.