Turkish Airlines plane hijacked, lands in Italy

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October 3, 2006 18:07




A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 107 passengers from Tirana, Albania, to Istanbul, was hijacked Tuesday and landed at Italy's Brindisi airport, company spokesman Ali Genc said. Private Turkish television NTV, quoting unnamed security officials, said the plane was hijacked by two Turks to protest the pope's visit to Turkey. The plane was hijacked in Greek airspace, Genc said.


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