February 7, 2014 12:41 pm -

A Ukrainian airplane made an emergency landing in Turkey after an attempted hijacking.

The Pegasus Airlines flight carrying 110 passengers had departed from Kharkov, Ukraine and sent a signal to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport alerting officials to the hijack attempt, according to CNN Turkey.

A passenger yelled “Bomb!” according to the network.

The hijacker attempted to divert the plane to Sochi, where the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics are underway Turkish, CNN reported. A Turkish official denied that report to the Associated Press.

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