'Armed men' hijack Papua New Guinea plane, steal baggage

Tue Nov 26th, 2019 - Enugu

A charter airline in Papua New Guinea said armed men hijacked one of its planes Tuesday and forced the pilot to fly to a remote unused airstrip before they made off with the cargo.

Tropicair told AFP that eight armed men approached the plane as it was refuelling in Gasmata, on the island of New Britain and forced the pilot to take off.

A company spokesman said there were no other passengers on board.




source: Guardian