Man Attempted to Hijack an Airliner 2/7/14
ANKARA, Turkey — A passenger on board an Istanbul-bound flight claimed there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi (SOH'-chee), Russia. The plane landed safely at an airport in Istanbul and the 110 passengers were kept on board as authorities tried to convince the alleged hijacker to give himself up. An official said the man rose from his seat, shouted that there was bomb on board and tried to enter the locked cockpit.
The Istanbul governor said on Twitter that the "operation has ended." He went on to say all the passengers were evacuated without any problems.