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February 7, 2014 7:30 pm

Turkish Planes Intercept Hijacked Airliner Headed for Sochi

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An F16 fighter jet.

AFP – Turkey scrambled a jet fighter Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine after a would-be hijacker on board brandishing a detonator ordered it to Sochi where the Winter Olympic opening ceremony was underway, Turkish officials said.

A Turkish F-16 made the plane, from Turkey’s Pegasus airline and carrying 110 people, land in Istanbul.

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