Attempt to hijack a civilian plane!
Today, Friday, the Revolutionary Guards announced that they had thwarted an attempt to hijack an Iranian civilian plane while on a domestic flight and force it to land in one of the Gulf states.
“The plane that the Revolutionary Guards foiled the attempted hijacking was carrying 63 passengers, in addition to 9 crew members,” said the spokesman for the Iranian Civil Aviation Authority, Muhammad Hassan Dibakhsh.
He continued, “The captain of the plane requested an emergency landing at Isfahan airport, half an hour after the take-off from Ahvaz airport.”
A spokesman for the Iranian Civil Aviation Authority confirmed, “After the plane landed at Isfahan airport, it was taken to a safe place and was fully inspected after the passengers disembarked safely.”
He added, “All members of the kidnapping group have been arrested, and security measures have been taken at all airports in the country, especially Ahvaz airport.”