Crime and punishment: Two passengers on an Israir flight from Moscow to Eilat were detained Tuesday upon reaching Israel, after rioting onboard their plane. One of the men apparently bit a flight attendant's buttocks, while the other punched his wife.
The two men were slapped with fines and sentenced to an eight-day prison term. They will later be deported to Russia, an Eilat court ruled.
The incident took place on Saturday after the passengers, Dmitry Tsintsdza and Dmitry Kazkow, had too much to drink, resorting to some reckless behavior onboard the plane. Tsintsdza yelled and broke chairs, and when a stewardess attempted to calm him he bit her rear-end. Soon after, Kazkow followed suit, punching his wife after she pleaded with him to behave.
Police officers were waiting for the two friends upon arrival, and led them to the nearest jail cell.
Judge Erez Yekuel sentenced the two men to eight days in prison and a probation period of 12 months. In addition, Tsintsdza will have to compensate the stewardess to the tune of $500, and pay the airline $250.
Meanwhile, Kazkow had to sign a $6,300promissory note, obligating him to refrain from hitting his wife again.