This is a bit bizarre, why would he get on a flight fromNorway to Turkey only to hijack the plane back to Norway? KGS
Passengers overpower hijacker on Norway-Turkey flight
Reuters – Passengers aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo overpowered a would-be hijacker as the plane landed at Istanbul airport on Wednesday, fellow passengers told Turkish media.
Police said the man was a Turk who had demanded that the plane return to Norway. His motive was unclear. According to the Turkish Dogan news agency, he tried to force his way into the cockpit of the plane saying: “I have a bomb.”
The pilot notified emergency services at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. Passengers were quickly taken off after landing and the man was arrested and the bomb found to be a fake.
“I was sitting at the front end of the plane and I heard voices at the back of the plane around 30 minutes before we landed,” said Lelya Kilic, one of the 59 passengers aboard flight TK1754 from Oslo.
UPDATE: Commentor Sisu informs us that: “This Turk had been denied permission to stay in Norway. Immigration authorities, UDI, decided he was harmless, even though he had been interrogated by police for posession of arm, a knife, and paid him a ticket to go back home to Turkey, where he would be paid NOK 10 000,- (USD 1 670,-) in cash upon arrival. A Norwegian passenger, 195 cm, 100 kg, after landing decided to take action, and immobilized the Turk, until leaving him to local police in Istanbul.”