Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hijacker foiled

ANKARA, Turkey—A Ukrainian passenger on an Istanbul-bound flight today claimed there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off, an official said.
The plane landed safely at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport, but 110 passengers still were on board as authorities tried to convince the alleged hijacker to give himself up.

The Interfax news agency cited the Ukrainian Security Service as saying the passenger who tried to hijack the plane was in a state of severe intoxication.
It also said he has been pacified, and no weapons or explosives were found on him.

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