Bosnian air hijack foiled

A knife-wielding Bosnian refugee facing deportation hijacked an Austrian Airlines aircraft but was disarmed by Berlin police commandos who secretly boarded and pushed him out of an open door.

Police said the 39-year-old Bosnian man, whose permit to live in Germany expires next Tuesday, fell about seven metres to the Tarmac at Berlin's Tegel airport, where he was overpowered and arrested. No passenger or member of the crew was hurt. Reuters - Berlin

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