Hijack drama on Turkish plane

Passengers disarm assailant to foil hijack attempt on St Petersburg-bound flight.

The aeroplane landed safely after the attacker was subdued [AP]
The aeroplane landed safely after the attacker was subdued [AP]

The incident occurred as the aircraft was flying over Belarus, CNN Turk quoted Binali Yildirim, Turkey’s transport minister, as saying. 

 

The man, who was said to be drunk, handed a flight attendant a note for the pilot reading, “I have a bomb. If you don’t take me in [the cockpit] I will blow it up”,  Temel Kotil, Turkish Airlines director, told Anatolia news agency.
  
“The man then attempted to walk towards the cockpit … and was overpowered by passengers.” He was found to be carrying no explosives.

Source : News Agencies

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