A man subdued trying to hijack a plane to Sochi

A passenger on an Istanbul flight from the Ukraine was detained Saturday after claiming there was a bomb on board before trying to hijack the plane to Sochi where the Winter Olympics had just opened. A Turkish F16 was scrambled when the pilot signaled there was an attempted hijacking and the plane was escorted to Istanbul. Turkey’s state-run TRT television said authorities convinced the man to give himself up and he was taken into police custody. There were 110 passengers on board the flight from Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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