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Siberian plane impounded in Israel 'over debts'

By The Siberian Times reporter
26 October 2015

Yakutia Airlines Boeing-737 held, leaving passengers waiting for an another aircraft to fly from Moscow.

Belonging to Yakutsk-based Yakutia Airlines, it was stopped from returning with 114 passengers to Krasnodar. Picture: Yakutia Airlines

The plane was seized at Ben Gurion international airport in Israel's Tel Aviv. Belonging to Yakutsk-based Yakutia Airlines, it was stopped from returning with 114 passengers to Krasnodar. 

'Another aircraft was sent to Israel,' said a statement from the airline. 'The total delay in time was 28 hours.' Passengers were provided with hotel accommodation at the airport. The arrest was at the behest of Dutch aircraft leasing company AerCap, it is understood.

'The company is currently negotiating  the situation with the leasing company', said a statement. The airline has a fleet of 27 aircraft and has  implemented a recapitalization in the amount of over 1.3 billion rubles ($20.8 million) to pay off the debts.

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and they did not know that BEFORE they were flying?
Benedikt, Moscow,Russia
26/10/2015 19:30
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