Passengers overpower hijacker on Turkish Airlines flight

Passengers overpower hijacker: report

Istanbul~ Passengers aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo overpowered a would-be hijacker as the plane landed at Istanbul airport yesterday, fellow passengers told Turkish media.

Police said the man was a Turk who had demanded that the plane return to Norway. His motive was unclear. According to the Turkish Dogan news agency, he tried to force his way into the cockpit of the plane saying: “I have a bomb.”

The pilot notified emergency services at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. Passengers were quickly taken off after landing and the man was arrested and the bomb found to be a fake.

Read more here: The Sydney Morning Herald