Turkish Airlines Jet Hijacked


News from CNN.com

A passenger plane flying between Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast and Russia has been hijacked, Turkish media have reported.

A spokesman at Turkish Airlines told CNN that there was an ‘urgent situation’ with their flight to St. Petersburg.

Some Turkish media sources have reported that the hijacker was overpowered by other passengers.

Read more on CNN.

A Turkish Airlines Airbus A320 - photo c by Dejan Milinkovic on airliners.net

A Turkish Airlines Airbus A320 - photo c by Dejan Milinkovic on airliners.net

More info from BBC:

They say passengers on board the plane flying from the Turkish city of Antalya to St Petersburg, Russia, overpowered the man, who claimed to have a bomb.

The Airbus A-320 with 167 people on board continued its flight after the incident, Turkey’s CNN Turk says.

Details of the incident – which reportedly happened in Belarussian air space – remain sketchy.

The plane was due to land on time in St Petersburg, a spokeswoman at the airport told the AFP news agency.

Flight TK3105 was scheduled to take off from Antalya at 10:30 and actually departed at 10:32. It is scheduled to land in St.Petersburg Pulkovo airport at 15:20 local time, and currently the flight information system projects it to land at 15:22.

By Szafi

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