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Passengers foil hijack attempt of Turkish plane

An attempt to hijack a Turkish Airlines plane on its way from Antalya in S Turkey to Russia's St Petersburg has been foiled by passengers.

world Updated: Oct 15, 2008 18:05 IST

An attempt to hijack a Turkish Airlines (THY) plane on its way from Antalya in southern Turkey to Russia's St Petersburg has been foiled by passengers on Wednesday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

State Airports Authority (DHMI) chief Orhan Birdal said a passenger attempted to hijack the plane by claiming that he was carrying a bomb.

"He was overpowered (by other passengers). And the plane is continuing its flight to St Petersburg," Birdal said.