Mehmet Dag, 31, hijacked a Turkish Airlines jet with 62 passengers and five crew aboard shortly after take-off. Saying the teddy bear was loaded with explosives, he demanded to be flown to Tehran. Three passengers overpowered Dag during a refueling stop five hours into the ordeal.
"He is a psychopath," Diyarbakir police chief Gaffar Okan said after questioning Dag. His wife, Fidan Dag, told reporters that he was jobless and had a drinking problem.Reuse content