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Friday, 16 March, 2001, 15:17 GMT
In pictures: Hijack drama
Security forces in Saudi Arabia have stormed a hijacked Russian plane at Medina airport, freeing more than 100 passengers and crew.

The plane was taken over during a flight from Istanbul to Moscow.


relatives at Moscow airport
Relatives of the passengers waited anxiously at Moscow...

relatives Istabul airport
...and in Istanbul

Saudi television pictures
Saudi TV showed two men who it said were hijackers

Saudi television pictures
After hours of negotiations, Saudi security forces stormed the plane

Saudi television pictures
Passengers fled from the aircraft as the Saudis took control

Saudi television pictures
At least two men were seen being restrained on the tarmac







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