Sochi Target for Attempted Hijacking

Sochi

A Pegasus airplane that left from the Ukraine has been forced to land in Turkey after an apparent hijacking attempt. Turkish F-16’s had to force the plane to land after a man on board yelled “bomb” and attempted to reach the cockpit. Sources say that the hijacker’s goal was to land in Sochi, where the Olympic opening ceremonies are currently under way. At this time all flights coming in and out of the Gokcen airport in Istanbul are grounded pending further investigation.

By Chris Chisam

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International Business Times

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