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Hijacking of Israeli Plane Thwarted

An El Al airplane lands safely in Istanbul after security guards overpower a man who tried to storm the cockpit hijack the aircraft, which carried 168 people. The plane was heading from Tel Aviv to Istanbul. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.