June 29 2012
The crew and passengers of a Chinese airliner have thwarted a plane hijacking attempt in western Xinjiang province, reports Xinhua, China's state news agency.
Six people tried to hijack Tianjin Airlines Flight GS 7554 shortly after takeoff from Hotan Airport on Friday, said Chinese officials.
The suspects were ethnic Uighurs, said a spokeswoman for the Xinjiang regional government, as cited by the BBC.
The area has been the site of clashes between Uighurs and authorities. ...
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