Turkish Airlines Flight Lands After Bomb Threat

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There was terror on a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo to Istanbul when a passenger tried to force his way into the cockpit claiming he had a bomb.

The man put on a ski mask, began shouting threats and ordered the plane returned to Oslo, according to the Anatolia news agency.

The most recent reports say the would-be hijacker was subdued by two passengers -- although earlier reports had him restrained by flght attendants.

The plane was flying over Bulgarian air space at the time of the incident, the news agency says.

Turkish Airlines Flight 1754 landed safely at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport. Police found no explosive device.

The Boeing 737-800 had 67 passengers and crew onboard.

Police evacuated passengers while detaining the suspect. No one was injured in the incident.

The man, identified as 40-year-old Cuma Yasar, was arrested. The news agency says Yasar was carrying a card that identified him as disabled.

Last January, a Turkish plane operated by SunExpress, with 69 passengers and crew onboard, was forced to make an emergency landing in Greece after a crew member found a piece of paper with a bomb threat warning in a toilet. The plane was flying from Turkey to Germany at the time, and resumed its journey after it was determined there was no bomb.


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