February 7, 2014
A passenger made a bomb threat aboard a plane that was scheduled to travel over the Black Sea, in the same region where the 2014 Olympic Games are beginning in Sochi, Russia, according to international and local news reports.
The Associated Press, citing a Turkish official, reported the passenger attempted to divert the plane to Sochi, but instead the plane landed at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport. Turkish television showed the plane sitting on the tarmac and for hours suspected hijacker was reportedly still on board.
By early afternoon, the governor of Istanbul announced to reporters the suspect had been subdued, according to the AP.