Turkish forces foil Sochi plane hijack attempt

Feb 07, 2014, 5:53 PM EST
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 07: Security forces patrol the Olympic Park prior to the start of the Opening Ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Turkish officers reportedly detained a Ukrainian man on Friday after he threatened to hijack an Istanbul-bound flight to Sochi, where the Winter Olympics are underway. The Pegasus Airlines flight, which left Ukraine, was on its way to Istanbul with 110 people onboard before the man claimed to have a bomb on him. Turksih F-16 military jets accompanied the plane until it landed at Sabiha Gokcen airport in Turkey.

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