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.
First Published: Oct 15, 2008 17:46 IST