Attempted Plane Hijacking
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.