Main | Friday, February 07, 2014

Ukrainian Tries To Hijack Plane To Sochi

Via Al Jazeera:
A Turkish official says security forces are searching a passenger plane that landed at an Istanbul airport after a passenger claimed there was a bomb on board. Sources told Al Jazeera that the plane, which had 110 people onboard, took off from Kharhiv in Ukraine and landed in Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport. The plane sent a hijack alert as it was about to land after a passenger claimed to have a bomb, they said. The official told the AP news agency the plane landed safely on Friday and was parked in a "safe area" at the airport where it is being searched. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of government rules that bar civil servants from speaking to journalists without prior authorisation.

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