Hijacker with a bomb tries to divert plane to Sochi before being forced to land: official (17)

National Post 2014.02.07 21:07
Suzan Fraser, Associated Press A Ukrainian passenger on a flight to Istanbul claimed there was a bomb on board as he tried to hijack the plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off, an official said Friday. An F-16 fighter plane was scrambled as soon as the pilot signalled that there was a hijacking attempt, NTV television reported.
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