Airplane hijacker detained by Turkish authorities
Published time: 10 Apr, 2007 14:03 Edited time: 10 Apr, 2007 18:03
Turkish authorities have detained a man who allegedly hijacked a passenger plane heading to Istanbul. The aircraft landed safely in the Turkish capital Ankara with no injuries reported.
According to the Managing Editor of the Turkish Daily News newspaper, Barcin Yinanc, the airplane left the Southeast city of Diyarbakir at 5.40 p.m. Turkish time and was heading to Istanbul. There was one hijacker who wished the plane to head towards Iran but presumably the pilots decided to land the plane in Ankara airport. The plane belongs to domestic airline Pegasus. The company says there were 175 passengers onboard the aircraft and no one has been injured.