- She is escorted off jet to cheers from fellow travellers after flight lands in Moscow
Passengers and crew clapped and cheered when police came on board and detained the woman, named Valeria, 29, at Vnukovo airport in the Russian capital.
The sexual encounter
The alleged sexual encounter happened on a five-hour Pobeda Airlines flight, with children among the passengers.
The man sitting next to her in economy class initially tried to resist her and push her away, according to witnesses.
‘On a flight from Antalya to Moscow, a female passenger went on a rampage and [orally] raped her [male] neighbour,’ reported major Russian news outlet Gazeta.ru.
‘She pulled down his trousers and committed violent acts of a sexual nature.
‘Later the neighbour stopped resisting.
‘All this happened in front of the flight attendants and other passengers.’
Shot media reported: ‘Surprisingly, the flight attendants waited until the end of the action and only then moved Valeria further away.
‘The woman fought back and did not want to leave her newly-made companion.’
Another male passenger was deputed to guard her during the rest of the flight.
Reports said she had been ‘intoxicated’ when she boarded the flight in Turkey.
During the flight she ‘scratched the flight crew’ and smoked an e-cigarette despite repeated demands to stop doing so, according to reports citing eyewitnesses.
She told BAZA media that she had no regrets over her antics on the plane.
‘Everything was fine,’ she said. ‘I had a good time on the plane. Well, that’s a little more than that.’
She claimed that she had been fined 500 roubles – £4.40 – over her behaviour, she said.
The police have not commented.