FIRST ACT OF OLYMPIC TERROR AT SOCHI?
Flight from Kharkov Diverted
By Harold Hutchison
An airliner flying from Kharkov was diverted to Istanbul after a passenger on board claimed to have a bomb on board and demanded the aircraft be flown to Sochi. The airliner from Pegasus Airliners was escorted by a F-16 fighter from the Turkish Air Force.
According to media reports, the would-be hijacker has been neutralized. “A citizen of Ukraine declared that he had a bomb on him, and demanded the plane to be directed to Sochi… The pilots calmly landed the plane at Sabiha Gokcen,” an official with the Turkish Transportation Ministry, Habib Soluk, said to the Wall Street Journal.
The Winter Olympics were already a potential terror target, with Russia hunting at least one “black widow” bomber.