Passengers tackle fake-bomb hijacker

Passengers on a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo to Istanbul overpowered a man who was attempting to hijack their plane using a fake bomb.

The would-be hijacker, a Turk, indicated that he was carrying a bomb and instructed that the plane should return to Norway. He was overpowered by passengers as he tried to make his way to the cockpit. A passenger sat on the man until he could be removed by police at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.

As it turned out, the device that he was carrying was not explosive – a passenger described it as looking “like a radio handset.” [The Age; Image (Reuters via Al Jazeera)]


C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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