Hijack scare in Chinese plane

A CHINESE jetliner bound from Beijing to southern China made an emergency landing yesterday after a passenger shouted that he wanted to hijack the flight to South Korea. But the unarmed man was detained and the plane took off again, state media and an airport spokeswoman said.

The Air China plane was bound for the city of Changsha when it was forced to stop in Zhengzhou in central China, said the spokeswoman for the Changsha airport.

The plane landed after the passenger rushed to an onboard security guard and said he wanted to hijack the flight to South Korea.

After the plane landed in Zhengzhou, police questioned passengers and searched their luggage, the newspaper said. The plane later took off again for Changsha.

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