Flight diversted as crew held hostage
Plane diverts after fountain pen hostage drama
An Air China flight had to be diverted after a passenger held a crew member hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon.
Flight 1350 was heading from Changsha to Beijing on Sunday morning when the man tried to use the pen to hold the flight attendant “under duress”, according to China’s Civil Aviation Administration.
The plane created associate unexpected landing within the central Chinese town of Zhengzhou simply before 10 am for what the airline knew as “public safety reasons”.
All passengers on board the flight had been exhausted through the plane’s back exit by ten.50am, and therefore the man was subdued when 1 pm, in step with the South China Morning Post.
The city’s aerodrome represented the rationale for the diversion as “illegal interference”, adding that alternative passengers were in a stable mood and therefore the aerodrome was operative commonly.
Nobody was hurt within the incident and another plane was sent that the passengers might resume their journey.
The Xiaoxiang Morning Herald quoted a traveler as oral communication that the matter was in initial or business category.
She aforementioned she had looked out of the window and to visualize police cars, ambulances and fireplace engines outside the plane because it landed.
Chinese police aforementioned the 41-year-old traveler, known solely by his name Xu, had a “history of mental illness”.