P122 ORACLE 122 Tue22 Nov ITV 2000:01 SEVEN DIE IN SOVIET HIJACK GUN BATTLE Seven people died in a gun battle after a wedding party hijacked a Soviet jet. The hijackers seized the plane on an internal flight from Tbilisi to Batumi and demanded to be taken to Turkey. The shooting started when the pilot fooled the hijackers by turning back and landing at Tbilisi. Gxfwitnesses said airport guards stormed the plane. The chief pilot and two crew died in the gunfight and one of the hijackers killed himself. The remaining seven hijackers, who include members of prominent Georgian families, were arrested.