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Ukraine launches terror probe over Turkish plane hijack bid

Published on Feb 8, 2014 7:28 PM
 

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine on Saturday launched a terror probe into a Ukrainian man's attempt to force an airliner flying to Turkey to land in Sochi where leaders were gathered for the opening of the Winter Olympic Games.

"We have launched an investigation into an attempt to commit an act of terror and an attempt to hijack a plane," Ukraine Security Service investigative department chief Maxim Lenko told reporters.