Drunk 'Hijacker' Arrested After Making Bomb Threat
Man subdued by other passengers during flight from Turkey to Russia
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2008 2:57 PM CDT
The Turkish Airlines flight was en route from Antalya, Turkey, to St. Petersburg, Russia.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A man claiming to have explosives was foiled in an attempt to hijack a Turkish Airlines plane today, the BBC reports. The man, who was drunk, handed an attendant a note saying he had a bomb, then tried to force his way to the cockpit, but was overpowered by passengers. The man was arrested when the plane reached its destination in St. Petersburg, Russia.