Russian Woman Gets Detention for 'Hex' Incident

A Russian woman has been sentenced to two months home detention for causing an airline flight to be diverted to Denver International Airport.

A federal judge imposed the sentence Friday.

The Rocky Mountain News said that 51-year-old Svetlana Yankovsky, who also must pay $2,931 in compensation and serve one year of probation, had slapped a Delta Air Lines flight attendant who had attempted to calm her down during the flight.

Based on information given in the case, the Russian entertainer had been traveling on the Las Vegas to New York flight last week with a bottle of wine and grew increasingly upset after an attendant took away what she referred to as "red water."

After yelling at the attendant, Yankovsky started shouting across the plane that everyone was going to die, including passengers' children and grandchildren, the report said.

"Not good, plane crash, all die," she is quoted as saying in the court complaint.

While Yankovsky, who performs song and dance shows, is free on bond, the newspaper said, she is prohibited from any form of air travel.



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