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Commercial Plane Hijacked

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ROME--Turkish and Italian officials say a Turkish Airlines plane with more than 100 passengers on board is on the ground at Italy's Brindisi Airport, after it was hijacked while on a flight from Albania to Istanbul. The airline says the plane was hijacked in Greek airspace. The crew then contacted Italian air traffic controllers and asked to land in Brindisi. A spokeswoman for Italy's air traffic agency says the plane was escorted to the ground by two Italian military planes. She says,"We don't know what the situation is yet." A private Turkish T-V station quoted unnamed security officials as saying the plane was hijacked by two Turks to protest Pope Benedict's planned visit to Turkey next month.

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