Hijacking Scare as Plane Forced to Land in Turkey

A commercial airliner made an emergency landing in Istanbul on Friday after a passenger said there was bomb on board.

Some early reports said the man demanded the plane be diverted to Sochi, Russia where the Olympic Games are celebrating opening ceremonies today. Other officials speaking to news outlets said that this fact had not been confirmed.

“People are still inside but the pilot called security and gave them a signal that they can enter the plane. There is a translator – a Turkish man near the Ukrainian to calm him down,” an airport official told Reuters.

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