A person who helped himself to double meals and tried to talk to passengers – regardless of allegedly having no passport or ticket – has claimed he can not bear in mind how he obtained by safety.
The FBI has charged Sergey Ochigava with being a stowaway on the Copenhagen to LA flight, however the Russian has been tight-lipped on how he bypassed safety in Europe.
Ochigava arrived in LA on a Scandinavian Airways flight on 4 November however was not on passenger lists and has been locked up ever since.
Flight crew mentioned throughout take-off he was in a seat meant to be unoccupied, and later switched locations a number of instances as he tried to talk to folks – most of whom ignored him, in line with the FBI.
He ate “two meals throughout every meal service, and at one level tried to eat the chocolate that belonged to members of the cabin crew”, the grievance says.
Border officers discovered what seemed to be Russian and Israeli identification however no passport – other than a partial picture of 1 on his cellphone that did not present his photograph.
A Scandinavian Airways supervisor later checked the passenger record and realised the flight was “plus one”, in line with the FBI.
The bureau mentioned Ochigava wouldn’t reveal what he was doing in Copenhagen and “claimed he didn’t bear in mind how he went by safety with no ticket”.
He additionally “offered false and deceptive details about his journey” after initially saying he left his passport on the aircraft, the FBI mentioned.
Ochigava has pleaded not responsible to being a stowaway and a trial has been scheduled for 26 December.