Sochi-Bound Hijacked Plane Forced To Land In Istanbul (First Pictures Of Hijacker Released)

Tyler Durden's picture

Turkey scrambled an F-16 fighter jet following a bomb-threat aboard a Ukraine-outbound plane. A passenger, among 110 on the plane, made a bomb threat and demanded the plane be diverted to Sochi. The plane eventually landed in Istanbul - after crew calmed down the man who had reportedly been drinking. This threat follows the US' warning of "toothpaste" bombs.

Via Reuters,

Turkey scrambled an F-16 fighter jet to accompany a passenger plane arriving in Istanbul from Ukraine on Friday after a bomb threat was made by a passenger demanding to go to the Winter Olympics venue of Sochi, Turkish officials said.


Television footage showed the Pegasus Airlines flight from the Ukrainian city of Kharkov arriving in Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport.


"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.


"People are still inside but the pilot called security and gave them a signal that they can enter the plane. There is a translator - a Turkish man near the Ukrainian to calm him down," an airport official said.

The passenger was believed to have drunk alcohol and was calmed down by the crew and persuaded to let the plane, a Boeing 737-800, land in Istanbul at 6:02 pm (1602 GMT), according to Dogan news agency.

An official from Turkey's transport ministry said there were 110 passengers on board and confirmed that a bomb threat had been made but said the plane had landed safely.

The first picture of the hijacker has been released:

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gwar5's picture

Cuba is still available.  Definitely not a muslim, probably just another work-place related event involving C-4 in a tube of Ultra-Brite.



nuclearsquid's picture

Good thing that Turkey went for the F-16, instead of getting enticed by our half-a-billion-off blimp sale.

AlaricBalth's picture

I was on a flight to China out of Atlanta a few years ago. Spent some time talking to another passenger in B Class. He was a banker for Lehman as I recall, and we had a good conversation.  I did notice he was getting rather inebriated and decided to catch some ZZZZ's. I was awakened by an announcement that our plane was being diverted to Anchorage and that no one was to leave our seats.  Upon landing at ANC, the plane was surrounded by unmarked cars, SUV's and patrol vehicles.  Out came the heavy armament, M-16's and shotguns.  We were rounded up in an empty terminal and questioned about a note someone had left in the lavatory that said, "I'm a friend of Bin Laden". I got interogated about people sitting in my vicinity. This was within a year after 9/11 and tensions were quite high. After a 6 hour delay we were cleared to leave. As it turned out, the drunk banker had left the note thinking it would be funny. Obviously it wasn't.

TheGardener's picture

Alaric, but in your version of a good conversation you reminded him fight-club like what the oxygen masks were for?

What we discuss here at times would the average person make
want to jump.

Master_Blaster's picture

So turkey can scramble F-16's but the US couldn't during 9.1.1? What's Turkey have that the US doesn't? Must be the wings.....

Dr. Engali's picture

Just freaking great. I have a hard enough time getting my kids to brush, and now they can say: "but president Obama said tooth paste can blow up"..... just freaking great. Thanks for nothing Zero.

mayhem_korner's picture



So where'd the Turks get an F-16 anyway?  /s

repete's picture

Doesn't the toothpaste thing become meaningless when the tsa discovers that your average teen hooker can easily deposit a 2 liter coke  bottle where the sun don't shine?  Then we'll all have to get a colonoscopy to board the plane.

krispkritter's picture

So we can add 'Col-gate' to Zero's scandals?

Oh regional Indian's picture

Sossad Mo sad....but Sochi+Terror meme is now real.

Most probably, the Olympics will pass with-out a hitch. With such a huge distractor on, WHAT IS THE OTHER HAND DOING?


Spastica Rex's picture

The USA propaganda machine was put into overdrive for these Russian Olympics. I wonder how much it's cost?

/not a Putin fan

//don't care who's gay or not

Dr. Engali's picture

You don't care who is gay? Why that's un-American. Don't you realize that them there gays is the reason why these great  United States of America are crumbling?.... Damn pinko bastard.

Oh regional Indian's picture

@ Spastica : the weirdest storyline was "the poisoned street dogs dying by the scores, everywhere"

That twitter storm of yellow sochi water, bad sochi hotels, the double toilets????? WTF........ the whole thing just does not add up! It's Putin land, heads will roll. Unless...

pods's picture

If you hear stories of "rape rooms" or babies and incubators then the bombs are gonna fly.


European American's picture


StychoKiller's picture

Project MKUltra is alive and operational, it seems...

Never One Roach's picture

Prob a disgruntled Ukrainian postal worker.

SAT 800's picture

going to jail in Turkey? Oh boy. He's going to wish he blew himself up.

One And Only's picture

The NSA spying on everyone didn't prevent this?

nuclearsquid's picture

I wonder how much of this is Obama getting back at Russia for Syria, et. al.  Perhaps the Sochi terrorist attacks were 'encouraged' by langley?

You know, scare everyone away, make Putin look like a fool?

Grande Tetons's picture

Looks like Turkey protects their airspace more than the US....did. 

Cacete de Ouro's picture

The FBI protect their teeth more than the Turks, with 'toothpaste bombs' with added whiteness, for that explosive Hollywood ending 'the bomb' sparkle

HyBrasilian's picture

It was the Midnight Express

_SILENCER's picture

Remember how lightning fast NORAD scrambled fighters after the first crash on 9-11?

Neither do I.

General Decline's picture

Next you'll probably say the twin towers (and building 7) were blown up by the Mossad. 

The man with pointy horns's picture

Remember how the CIA were conducting mock terrorist runs that day which involved four hijacked airplanes, two of which would crash into the World Trade Centres (and topple WTC7), one into the Pentagon and one which would nosedive into the ground?

Remember how planes made out of aluminium composites not only punched a massive hole through the Twin Towers, but also took out a few core columns?

Remember how the MSM, people in WTC 1&2 and firemen were all saying on the day that bombs were exploding inside the Twin Towers AFTER the planes had crashed?

Remember the molten steel oozing out of both towers moments before they collapsed?

Remember the top of the South Tower exploding into smithereens whilst free-falling to the ground?

Remember the collapse which looked like a controlled implosion but never was?

Remember the pyroclastic flows billowing out from each collapsed building and burning nearby vehicles and people?

Remember seeing an exposed core column of the collapsing North Tower vaporize/pulverize into ash?

Remember mayor Giuliani removing a few hundred tons of evidence from the biggest crime scene in American history, ON the very same day as the attack?

Remember WTC7 collapsing like WTC1 and 2, whilst no' 3, 4, 5 and 6 got pummeled with a few ten thousand tonnes of debris AND survived AND didn't collapse afterwards from fire?

GAWD! There is so we forget which was broadcast in plain sight!


These fuckers were so sloppy and obvious they literally left a trail of breadcrumbs on the news for thinking folks to piece together!

_SILENCER's picture

Those are all doozies.  The kicker for me is the lack of debris at the Pentagon. No wings. No tail. No seats. No luggage.  No corpses.


9-11 stinks like a bag of assholes.

the 300000000th percent's picture

Another US attempt to scare people from the apparent first ever "gay olympics", according to google, probably just to thumb their noses at Russia. These people behind this are being paid through proxy from the CIA. Bravo CIA bravo. Its obvious there is a full court press to make Russia look bad on all fronts. Its coming from the dark side of our Government and also the US State Approved propaganda news sites.

maskone909's picture

this is getting really interesting.

do what you must.  but please in the name of democracy, do not interrupt the womens curling event! 

Agent P's picture

Agreed.  Something about watching hot women pick up a broom really does it for me. 

ParkAveFlasher's picture

I hear Putin took his ultralight up to 30,000 feet, jumped off, and then wrestled the airliner to the ground.

Toolshed's picture

As opposed to Obama begrudgingly acting on the emergency text he received, while "working" at the ninth hole, by sending a text to Kerry advising him to steer his yacht in the general direction of Turkey. Kerry responded by immeditely asking his asst. secretary of state to stop sucking and tell him which direction Turkey is in and who is the agent currently operating inside the Turkish administration.

maskone909's picture

i always knew that Kerry had horse sense

pods's picture

Have Putin and Chuck Norris ever been seen together? 



Wannabee's picture

Shirtless and sporting a Speedo, no doubt

akak's picture

And let me just guess: some mysterious well-dressed 'stanger' accompanied this hijacker through the security line at the boarding airport without him having to show his passport, right?

Who Laughed's picture

wanted to catch the fireworks for the opening ceremony

Johnny Cocknballs's picture

In other news...

Here I sit /

So broken-hearted /

I tried to shit /

But only farted.



Hotmustard's picture

Toothpaste bombs can't be detonated without the dental floss fuse.


ThisIsBob's picture

You can kill somebody with dental floss, I wonder why its is not on the list.

TheMeatTrapper's picture

I know a guy that can kill people with farts. 

Hulk's picture

Tell me you're not my wife !!!

navy62802's picture

CIA. Or Gladio.

Spungo's picture

I don't always drink lots, but when I do, I threaten to blow shit up.