Passengers of Flight VN61 which reportedly brought Russia businessman Sergei Polonsky to Moscow from Cambodia via Ho Chi Minh saw a man aboard, escorted by several people.
"Indeed, a man accompanied by several people was aboard with us. He was not hand cuffed and he sat quietly near the tail of the plane. He did not walk, except to the toilet," a passenger told Interfax.
Another passenger said that he had seen "an escorted man wearing shorts and a T-shirt." He was led out of the plane after all other passengers left, he said.
"A tall man was aboard, escorted by a group of people - we don't know how many exactly, about five. We did not notice handcuffs on his wrists. He was led out after all other passengers left the plane. He behaved quietly," the passenger said.
Flight VN61 passengers continue leaving the international arrivals area at the Domodedovo Airport almost an hour after the plane landed. Most passengers refuse to talk with journalists.
Polonsky was brought to Moscow from Ho Chi Minh on May 17 evening, earlier reports said. The deportation procedure was conducted by the Russian Interior Ministry.
A source in airport services earlier told Interfax that Polonsky had arrived at Domodedovo aboard a Vietnam Airlines plane at 7:04 p.m..
"Polonsky has arrived at Domodedovo and will be taken to a specialized facility right from the airfield," he said.
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