A Russian Aeroflot airliner made an unscheduled landing at Prague's international airport on Thursday after an apparent hijacking attempt, and a passenger was detained, police said.
The Airbus A320 flying from Moscow to Geneva, landed at Ruzyne airport shortly before 11 a.m., airport spokeswoman Pavlina Hajkova said.
Police spokesman Pavel Hantak said that the alleged hijacker was "pacified on board the plane" and the man, a Russian citizen, was taken into custody by Czech police.
Pantak said the man been threatening the crew of the plane but did not elaborate.
Deputy director of Aeroflot, Lev Koshlyakov, told Rossiya television, "One of the passengers said he had an explosive device."
Hantak said it was not immediately clear when the plane could resume its flight to Switzerland.
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Nobody appeared to have been hurt during the hijacking, and the plane landed at Khartoum airport without being diverted.
Speaking in French over the PA, which the hijacker did not understand, the pilot warned the passengers that he was going brake hard upon landing, then speed up abruptly, in an effort to knock the...
Pilot thwarted hijacker by discreetly warning passengers he would brake hard upon landing, then speed up just as abruptly to knock the man off balance.