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Russian Plane Hijacked In Turkey  
User currently offlineJubilee777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 528 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Two men armed with knives have hijacked a Russian passenger plane shortly after take-off from Istanbul's airport.
Turkey's Transport Minister, Enis Oksuz, said one of the crew members was injured as the attackers, reported to be Chechen, seized the aircraft.

He said radio contact with the plane, which is carrying 162 passengers, had been lost.

Mr Oksuz said the plane was apparently on its way to Syria.

The plane, which is operated by Vnukovo Airlines, was on a scheduled flight to Moscow.

It took off at 1330GMT (1130GMT) and the hijackers seized control some 30 minutes later.

This is the fifth hijacking from a Turkish airport since 1998.

@BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1222000/1222312.stm

J777

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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010315/ts/hijack_turkey_dc_5.html
Russian Plane Hijacked, Said Heading for Saudi
--this article says its a chartered Vnukovo Airlines jet.

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010315/ts/turkey_hijacking_9.html
Russian Plane Hijacked in Turkey
--this article says it's a TU-154.

mls515


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

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