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29th Mar 2003, 05:27
Sky news reporting a Turkish airlines internal flight has been hi-jacked?

29th Mar 2003, 05:29
BBC similar - Flight from Istabul to Ankara allegedly.

(post edited) They (BBC) are now saying it was hijacked just after t/o and is now heading for Greece.

29th Mar 2003, 05:45

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Turkish airlines flight hijacked
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – A Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Ankara was hijacked Friday and was heading to Athens, Greece, private CNN-Turk television reported.
The Airbus aircraft was hijacked after takeoff from Istanbul and was approaching Athens airport, CNN-Turk television reported.
The plane at first diverted course and began heading toward the Aegean coastal city of Izmir, but later changed course again and began heading toward neighbouring Greece, private NTV television reported.
There was no information on the hijackers.
CNN-Turk television said 203 people – 194 passengers and 9 crew members were aboard.
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Hijacked Turkish Airlines flight lands in Athens, Greece, Turkey’s transportation minister says.
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Rwy in Sight
29th Mar 2003, 05:53
A landing in LGAV is immininent ie within 10 minute.

A domestic flight for IST to ANK apparently an A310 some VIP inside. Greek airfonce is following the situation by using a pair of F-16.

29th Mar 2003, 06:07
ANKARA, March 28 (Reuters) – Turkey’s Transport Minister Binali Yildirim told the Turkish CNN channel there was believed to be only one hijacker who was insisting on being taken to Berlin.
“We have information that he wants to go to Tegel (airport) in Berlin,” Yildirim said.

Electric Sky
29th Mar 2003, 08:50
BBC reporting aircraft has landed in Athens after initially being refused and negotiations have begun with the hijacker(s). They had originally wanted to refuel and fly to Berlin.

Hope it all ends peacefully as there is enough trouble in the world already!

ES ;)

The Nr Fairy
29th Mar 2003, 15:48
Reported as ending peacefully.


31st Mar 2003, 01:02
Good result. Fortunate they weren't redirected to the US, the plane would have been nicked and sold off at auction :(