Russian shilly-shally hijacker sentenced in Netherlands

A court of the Dutch city of Harlem has sentenced a 48-year-old Russian citizen who tried to hijack a passenger plane on November 8th, 2000, to 18 months in prison. The SAS air liner was on a regular Copenhagen-Amsterdam flight when a Russian passenger passed its crew a note with a threat to blow up the plane unless he was given a million dollars. Ten minutes later the self-styled hijacker said he had no bomb and quietly remained in his seat for the rest of the flight. When the plane landed in Amsterdam, the man was arrested. According to RIA Novosti, he did not appeal for help to the Russian consulate.

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