Wed, October 10, 2012
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Syrian plane suspected of carrying arms forced to land in Turkish capital

2012-10-10 18:10:43 GMT2012-10-11 02:10:43(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

ANKARA, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- A Damascus-bound civilian plane, suspected of carrying arms, was forced to land in Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday, private Dogan news agency reported.

Turkey scrambled F-16 fighter jets after the Airbus A-320 type plane, which took off from Moscow, entered into Turkey's airspace, and forced it to land in Esenboga Airport in Ankara, according to the report.

Turkey has started inspecting the plane late on Wednesday, which was carrying 35 passengers from Moscow, said the report.

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