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Russian Airliner Makes Emergency Landing in Prague


A Russian Aeroflot airliner has made an emergency landing in Prague after a passenger threatened to blow it up.

Airline officials said the passenger was drunk and was overpowered by others aboard the aircraft.

Prague police described the incident as a hijack attempt, and are reportedly holding the suspect in custody. No injuries were reported.

The Airbus A320 was flying from Moscow to Geneva when it diverted to Prague.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.

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