Maxim Pashnin, 36, was removed from an Aeroflot flight from Novosibirsk to Moscow. Pashnin became violent towards the crew after they asked him to stop smoking as he boarded the flight. Pashnin, who was drunk, pushed an air stewardess and broke a steward’s leg. He then punched the pilot and co-pilot. The crew were able to subdue him until police arrived. Pashnin was subsequently banned from flying with Aeroflot.