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MOSCOW, June 10./ITAR-TASS/. Belarusian security agents have detained a Georgian man trying to hijack an aircraft flying between Kutaisi in Georgia and Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
State security agency KGB said in Minsk that the pilot had received a written message threatening to blow up the aircraft unless it flew the 32 passengers, one of them a child, and the four crew to a European country.
"Thanks to the pilot's professional actions, the plane landed at Minsk airport," a KGB statement said, adding that negotiations had been carried out by antiterrorist department officers.
The Georgian was reported as having surrendered to security officials. Passengers and crew left the plane five minutes later.
Criminal proceedings have begun.