Grab a bomb, real or prop, board a Turkish plane and demand to be taken to Iran. Sounds like a good plan for getting a little international attention and possibly killing a few people on the way. Not, however, if the pilots are smart enough (and you're dumb enough) for them to pretend
to land in Iran, but actually touch down in another Turkish city. And if the passengers themselves are all hardened criminals with a mystic or two on board, your plans are oft to go awry. When a recent AtlasJet flight
was diverted in this manner the hijackers decided to let the women and children leave while holding back what they thought were a few manageable persons for further negotiation. One of the released women, before stepping out the door and sliding down the emergency chute, turned to the remaining captives and offered this sound advice:
- I go, yes. Use gats, oh hostages, use yogi.