HOME About Blog Contact Hotel Links Donations Registration
NEWS & COMMENTARY 2008 SPEAKERS 2007 2006 2005

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Turkish plane hijacked, lands in Italy

ROME (AP) — Turkish and Italian officials say a Turkish Airlines plane with more than 100 passengers on board is on the ground at Italy's Brindisi Airport, after it was hijacked while on a flight from Albania to Istanbul.

The airline says the plane was hijacked in Greek airspace. The crew then contacted Italian air traffic controllers and asked to land in Brindisi.

A spokeswoman for Italy's air traffic agency says the plane was escorted to the ground by two Italian military planes. She says, “We don't know what the situation is yet.”

A private Turkish TV station quoted unnamed security officials as saying the plane was hijacked by two Turks to protest Pope Benedict's planned visit to Turkey next month.
Web IntelligenceSummit.org
Webmasters: Intelligence, Homeland Security & Counter-Terrorism WebRing
Copyright © IHEC 2008. All rights reserved.       E-mail info@IntelligenceSummit.org