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Hijacker of a plane tries to target the olympics

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ANKARA, Turkey - A Ukrainian passenger on an Istanbul-bound flight Friday claimed there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off, an official said.

The plane from Kharkiv, Ukraine, landed safely at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport, but 110 passengers are still on board and authorities are trying to convince the alleged hijacker to give himself up, Habib Soluk, the country's Transport Ministry undersecretary, told NTV television.

The station reported the man had been subdued, but there was no immediate confirmation of that. The Interfax news agency cited the Ukrainian Security Service, the country's main security agency, as saying the passenger who tried to hijack the plane was in a state of severe alcohol intoxication. It also said he has been pacified, and no weapons or explosives were found on him, but it was not clear where the information was coming from.

Soluk said the man rose from his seat, shouted that there was bomb on board and tried to enter the locked cockpit. The pilot signalled that there was a hijack attempt and the airport was placed on high alert.

"The man was made to believe the plane was heading to Sochi," he said. "We are hoping that the passengers are evacuated without even a nose-bleed."
Edited by Son of a Wing

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Sounds like he got drunk and wanted to go to Sochi. Good to know that the airlines could handle it. Hopefully this will deter any real attempts at this sort of thing.

Dude's gonna be in a world of hurt when he sobers up.

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This does not involve the Red Wings, Hockey, or the NHL, hence it was moved to The Water Cooler.

As previously stated with Olympic threads this year, tread lightly as a turn into political discussion in any form will see this thread locked as well.

With that said, i'm glad there was a resolution and no one was hurt.

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