Air China flight CA1350 forced to divert after passenger held a flight attendant hostage


A 41-year-old male passenger held a female flight attendant hostage on board an Air China Airbus A321 (reg. B-6555) flying between Changsha and Beijing. The passenger threatened the flight attendant with a knife. Flight CA1350 safely diverted to Zhengzhou.

The Civil Aviation Authority of China said in a statement on its website that “On April 15, 2018, a male passenger on board flight CA1350 from Changsha to Beijing, threatened the flight attendant using a sharp object. The crew diverted to Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport according to the standard operating procedures. At 13:17, the incident was successfully solved and the passengers and crew members were safe.

According to Zhenghou police officers the alleged hostage-taker had a history of mental illness and suffered from an unknown and sudden psychological disorder.

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