“A Pegasus Airlines plane flying from Kharkov to Sabiha Gokcen landed at Sabiha Gokcen safely after receiving a bomb threat while in the air,” the Turkish civil aviation authority said in a statement. The jet carrying 110 passengers from Ukriane has landed in Istanbul after a reported hijacking attempt. The plane landed safely at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport, and photos on social media showed a man in a tracksuit being led off the plane.
The Interfax news agency cited the Ukrainian Security Service, the country’s main security agency, as saying the passenger who tried to hijack the plane was in a state of severe alcohol intoxication. It also reported that he has been pacified, and no weapons or explosives were found on him.