A Soviet plane carrying 151 passengers and a crew of eight was hijacked Monday on a domestic flight and forced to make an emergency landing in the Bulgarian city of Burgas. The plane had earlier been denied permission to land in Istanbul, Turkey.

An official at Burgas airport said the hijacked plane was short on fuel but was able to land Monday afternoon without incident.The Soviet news agency Tass, in its first report on the incident, said a lone hijacker threatened to blow up the plane shortly after takeoff if he was not taken to Turkey.