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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Plane Hijacked

VARNA, Bulgaria () -- A lone hijacker seized a Bulgarian charter plane on a flight from Beirut on Tuesday but released all 150 passengers at Varna airport before ordering the crew to fly on to Oslo.

"The plane took off for Oslo at 6:10 p.m. [local time]," a Varna airport air traffic controller said.

The hijacker, who seized the Tu-150 aircraft 15 minutes before it touched down in Varna, near Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, freed the passengers at the airport but kept the eight crew aboard.