Turkish media: hijack attempt foiled

October 15, 2008 4:40:05 AM PDT
Turkish media say a hijacker attempted to commandeer a Turkish Airlines plane over Belarus but he was overpowered by passengers. NTV television and Dogan news agency say the plane was on its way to St. Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday. NTV and Dogan cite unnamed Transportation Ministry sources as saying the hijack attempt was foiled.