Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Turkish plane seized in hijacking

So, Fox News was wrong... it wasn't a Greek airliner, it was Turkish.
A Turkish airliner flying from Tirana to Istanbul has been hijacked and flown to Brindisi in southern Italy in an apparent protest against the Pope.
Well, gee, that's a real good reason to put people in danger.
Turkish sources say there are two hijackers and they are protesting about the Pope's planned visit to Turkey. (...) 'Not aggressive' Candan Karlitekin, chairman of Turkish Airlines' board of directors, said nobody had been hurt and the hijackers were apparently not threatening passengers. "The passengers are not under any threat," he was quoted as saying by The Associated Press. "They will surrender, they declared that they will surrender the moment they hijacked the plane."
A peaceful hijacking?