Later in the day, the Russian airline Aeroflot confirmed in its flight information display that the aircraft had landed at the airport of Khanty-Mansiysk. According to Russia's National Anti-terrorism Committee (NAC), a passenger demanded to change the route and attempted to break into the cockpit, threatening with weapons that he claimed he had with him.
According to a Sputnik correspondent, the perpetrator was drunk and the flight crew managed to persuade him to land in Khanty-Mansiysk for refuelling.
"The crew managed to persuade the passenger to agree to refuel in Khanty-Mansiysk", the source said.
Initially, the NAC announced that "the person who hijacked the aircraft had been detained", but a few minutes later clarified that this information had not been confirmed and that the man remained on board the plane.