No sign of Snowden on Moscow-Havana flight: witnesses

MOSCOW Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:40am EDT

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - There was no sign that former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was onboard a Russian plane bound for Cuba as it prepared to take off on Monday, a Reuters correspondent on the plane said.

A flight attendant said Snowden was not on the plane and the seat he had been expected to occupy was taken by another passenger.

(Reporting by Ekaterina Golubkova and Lidia Kelly, Writing by Timothy Heritage, Editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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he is joking around with obama and his team.

Jun 24, 2013 7:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
VonHell wrote:
…and the passenger in his seat has green beard, sun glasses and long blue hair… nothing out of ordinary…

Jun 24, 2013 8:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:
I suppose that he could now disappear, and it would not be certain whether he was the one behind it.

Jun 24, 2013 8:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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