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'Hijack' drama on S African plane
A passenger on a South African Airways flight has apparently tried to stage an armed hijack, the airline says.
He tried to get into the cockpit but was overpowered, said airline spokeswoman Jacqui O'Sullivan. The type of weapon used has not been disclosed.
The plane had just taken off from Cape Town bound for Johannesburg when the drama unfolded, said Ms O'Sullivan. No-one was injured.
The flight returned to Cape Town where a 21-year-old man was held by police.
"It appears a passenger threatened a crew member with some sort of weapon demanding access to the cockpit," Ms O'Sullivan said.
"The passenger was subdued and no-one was injured."
A passenger on the plane told Reuters news agency the man was believed to be a foreign national, but it was not clear what was behind his actions.
The type of weapon involved was not known, said Ms O'Sullivan.
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