Passenger “hijacks” Russian internal flight

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A passenger aboard a Russian internal flight said the plane had been hijacked and must divert to Vienna, Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted a law enforcement source as saying on Friday.

No official confirmation of the report was immediately available.

“At 5.20 p.m. (1320 GMT) one of the passengers on a flight from Adler to Moscow cried ‘Allah Akbar’ and announced that the flight had been hijacked and demanded to change the course from Vnukovo (airport outside Moscow) to Vienna,” Interfax quoted the source as saying.

Adler is a town on Russia’s Black Sea coast in the mainly Muslim north Caucasus.


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