Stop the plane, there are ghosts on board!
According to local reports, a man aboard a Russian S7 Airlines plane was escorted off the plane after allegedly freaking out upon spotting ghosts of Wagner Group mercenaries on board.
The man, whom the Russian newspaper Baza and Mash identified only as Vitaly, 39, was seen in viral video on Thursday screaming on a plane about to depart from Novosibirsk to St Petersburg.
“Stop. Stop the start. I’m not kidding,” the outlets translated the man. “Stop the start. Make it quick. Stop the start quick. Make it quick. I can see. Stop. Stop the start.” .Hold on.”
Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, announced this Video to Xformerly known as Twitter, noted that the passenger asked the flight crew not to take off because he “saw three ghosts of Wagner mercenaries watching him.”
The video has been viewed more than 300,000 times.
The Wagner mercenaries were part of the private Russian forces that were paused after the failed mutiny under Yevgeny Prigozhin in June.
“The crew couldn’t get him to calm down. “In the end, the man was taken away by the police and taken to a psychiatric hospital,” Gerashchenko added, which Baza also said.
Baza noted that the man appeared calm during the check-in and boarding process accompanied by his mother, but suddenly jumped out of his seat while taxiing.
Its eruption caused the flight to be delayed by two hours, Russian media added.
S7 Airlines did not immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment.
The case is reminiscent of Tiffany Gomas’ viral freak on board an American Airlines flight last month when she was filmed yelling over a “fake” passenger.
The bizarre breakdown resulted in Gomas yelling, “I don’t give a shit, but I’m telling you now — that bastard back there is NOT real.”
Gomas has since claimed the tirade was sparked by an argument she had over wireless headphones.