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March 28, 1985

A Syrian armed with a knife hijacked a West German Lufthansa airliner with 151 people aboard over Greece and demanded to fly to Libya, but Turkish forces overpowered the hijacker during a stop in Istanbul, Turkey, airline officials said. No injuries were reported. The man was identified as Marwan Hritani, 35, a geologist. Turkish officials and three crew members overpowered the hijacker after the plane landed in Istanbul for fuel.

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