Turk Hijack Attempt Thwarted
The crew of a Turkish Airlines jet overpowered a passenger who burst into the cockpit during a flight today crying “I want to blow up this plane” and sprayed the pilots with a fire extinguisher, Anatolia news agency reported.
The Boeing 727, with 81 passengers aboard, landed safely in Istanbul, its destination, the agency said. The flight originated in Frankfurt, West Germany. Anatolia said the passenger, a Turk, was disgruntled because his West German work permit had been canceled.