Turkish Airline’s flight to Istanbul from Oslo made headlines today, as a passenger tried to make his way into the cockpit claiming to have a bomb. The man, who was wearing a ski mask, demanded that plane to be returned to Oslo immediately. However, he was subdued by two passengers, after a fist fight and restrained until landing. Police evacuated passengers while detaining the suspect. No injuries have been reported to occur.
Later, it was confirmed that the alleged hijacker had no weapons or bomb and early speculations are that he is suffering possibly, with mental illness.
The man, identified as 40-year-old Cuma Yasar, was arrested and early reports by Antagonila News agency indicate that the subject was carrying an identity card that identified him as disabled.
At the time of the incident, the Turkish Airline plane was flying over Bulgarian air space and the flights number TK1754 was carrying 67 passengers and crew. The airline was using Boeing 737-800 at the route that landed safely at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.
Turkish Airline is the national carrier of Turkey and offers flights to various destinations across the world via Istanbul. Turkish’s popular routes include flights to Johannesburg, Oslo, London, etc.