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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Drunken Outburst Disrupts Moscow-New York Flight

A Russian passenger was fined $6,000 and sentenced to a week in jail for a drunken ruckus that disrupted a Moscow-New York flight, a news report said.

A Canadian court on Wednesday ordered Irina Shevchenko, 49, to pay $6,000 in restitution to Delta Air Lines for the April 14 incident that forced the pilot to divert the flight to the Canadian town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada's CBC News reported on its web site.

Shevchenko, who had been held in custody since the incident, also was sentenced to seven days in jail but was immediately released for time served.

The drunken outburst occurred after Shevchenko drank duty-free alcohol in the lavatory, police told CBC News.

Shevchenko had flown to Moscow to visit her sick mother, who died while she was there. Shevchenko, who lives in New York, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder but ran out of medication while she was in Russia, the report said.

The plane continued its flight to New York after Shevchenko's arrest.