Hijack attempt forces plane to land in Istanbul (18)

Cihan News Agency 2014.02.07 19:35
The pilot of a commercial airliner sent a signal to Istanbul's Sabiha G"okcen Airport, informing airport officials of an attempt to hijack the plane, full of passengers, before it landed at the airport. Sabiha G"okcen Airport was closed to air traffic as security forces took extraordinary measures to ensure safety. Officials say the flight crew worked hard to convince the hijackers to abort their attempt.
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