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Turkish Airlines aircraft safe after hijack attempt

6 January 2011

A Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo to Istanbul is safe, after a passenger threatened to blow up the aircraft in mid-air unless it returned to Oslo.

A man tried to hijack the plane with 59 passengers on board, saying he was rigged with explosives. He then tried to smash his way into the cockpit of the Boeing 737-800 but was tackled by several passengers who manged to subdue him.

source: Sofia Echo

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