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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C
# Love Actually
Russian man who drove his car into an airport says he did it for love
“I had to get on the platform. I was fighting for love!”

Karen Gabrielyan / YouTube

A RUSSIAN MAN who drove his car into an airport terminal and reached the departure gates says he did it for love.

The Kazan airport administration says an intoxicated man rammed through the terminal’s door late on Wednesday night and drove around inside. Video footage shows a battered, Russian-made car drive past the check-in desk and into a departure gate before it reached a railway terminal outside. Remarkably, he damages very little as he navigates the airport as if it is a roadway, even indicating.

News website Kazansky Reporter today quoted 40-year old Ruslan Nurtdinov, who told a court hearing that he had planned his route carefully: “I had to get on the platform. I was fighting for love!”

Nurtdinov said his lady friend was arriving at the railway platform, and this was his way to greet her.

The airport said no one was hurt in the incident.

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