Two Men Who Tried To Hijack A Chinese Plane Were Beaten To Death By Passengers
Business Insider — Two men who reportedly tried to hijack a plane in the Chinese region of Xinjiang on Friday have died in hospital, the Global Times reports.
The two died from “injuries received in a fight with passengers and crew during the attempted hijacking of a Tianjin Airlines’ flight,” the state newspaper reported Sunday. Two other hijackers are in hospital after apparently mutilating themselves.
A total of six men reportedly attempted to hijack the plane after it left from the Xinjiang city of Hotan on Friday, AFP reports. The men attempted to use a crutch to gain access to the cockpit, but were beaten back by passengers and crew.