Federal legislation enforcement has accused a Russian-Israeli twin nationwide of stowing away on a November flight to Los Angeles from Copenhagen, Denmark. Nevertheless, the mid-40s man wasn’t hiding in some secluded portion of the plane. He discovered a technique to board the Scandinavian Airways flight and sit down with no ticket or passport. He claimed to the FBI that he didn’t know the way he did it.
When Sergey Vladimirovich Ochigava landed at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport, customs officers couldn’t discover his title on the manifest for his flight or every other flight. In English, he stated that he left his passport on the aircraft. It wasn’t there. In accordance with the Washington Put up, officers searched his belongings and did discover Russian and Israeli identification, however Ochigava had no doc stating that he might enter the USA.
Ochigava boarded Scandinavian Airways Flight 931 like every other passenger and took seat 36D, which was conveniently set to be empty. The cabin crew by no means seen the discrepancy and allowed him to wander through the flight, altering seats. The Put up reported:
In accordance with the affidavit filed by FBI agent Caroline A. Walling, Ochigava instructed her and one other FBI job pressure officer in a Nov. 5 interview that he hadn’t slept for 3 days and didn’t perceive what was occurring.
“Ochigava didn’t keep in mind how he received on the aircraft in Copenhagen. Ochigava additionally wouldn’t clarify how or when he received to Copenhagen or what he was doing there,” Walling stated within the affidavit. She stated he claimed he didn’t know the way he had handed by way of safety checks with no ticket.
Ochigava pleaded not responsible and is scheduled to seem in courtroom on December 26. Whatever the trial’s final result, the incident raises questions on how Ochigava was in a position to circumvent safety at Copenhagen Airport and board a flight with no ticket.