A hijacking of an Air Mauritanie Boeing
737 has reportedly ended with the arrest of one man at a military airfield in Spain’s Canary Islands.
Several local reports say the aircraft was hijacked soon
after a late afternoon takeoff from the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott.
The incident ended in Las
Palmas, where the man is reportedly being held by
police. There were eight crew and 70 passengers onboard, according to several
No other details are currently available. The airline was
not available for comment.
According to Flight’s database
ACAS, the airline currently operates
two 737-700s leased from International Lease Finance (ILFC).