Report: Man Attempts to Hijack Plane; Demands to Be Flown to Sochi
12:18 PM, Feb 7, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Turkish press is reporting that a man attempted to hijack an airplane and demanded to be flown to Sochi, the site of the winter Olympics.
"An airliner with 110 passengers on board en route from Ukraine was forced Friday by an F-16 military jet to land in Istanbul after a hijack attempt, media reports said," the Turkish outlet Hurriyet reports.
"A Ukrainian passenger is believed to have demanded that the plane be diverted to Sochi, where the Winter Olympics are taking place, and said there was a bomb on board, the unconfirmed reports said."
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