Turkish Airline Passengers Foil Hijack Attempt
Passengers subdue man who claimed to have bomb
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2011 10:40 PM CST
The Turkish Airlines 737 landed safely at Ataturk International Airport.   (AP Photo/Rikard Larma, FILE)

(Newser) – Passengers on a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo to Istanbul tackled a man who claimed to have a bomb and tried to force his way into the cockpit. The man—who donned a ski mask and ordered the captain to return to Norway as the flight began its descent into Istanbul—was arrested after the plane landed safely, CNN reports. No explosives were found.

 

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