Skip to comments.Two plane hijackers 'beaten to death by passengers' in China
Posted on 07/03/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT by grundle
TWO men who allegedly tried to hijack a plane in China were beaten to death by passengers and crew.
The Global Times newspaper reported that two of the suspects died in hospital from injuries they suffered during the ensuing fight with passengers and crew on board.
The men were part of a six-strong gang involved in the foiled hijack of a Tianjin Airlines flight bound for the regional capital of Urumqi last Friday.
Just minutes after the flight took off from Hetian, southwest Xinjiang, the men, all aged between 20 and 36, stood up and announced their plans to terrified passengers.
The gang reportedly broke a pair of aluminium crutches and used them to attack passengers while attempting to break into the cockpit, Hou Hanmin, a regional government spokeswoman said.
They were tackled by police and passengers who tied them up with belts before the plane, carrying 101 people, returned to the airport safely just 22 minutes later.
Hanmin added that police were still testing materials they had been carrying, thought to be explosives.
The men were reported to be Uighurs, the local Muslim ethnic minority. There have been clashes between authorities and Uighurs resentful of government controls over their religion and culture.
Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the German-based World Uyghur Congress which campaigns for Uighurs rights, said that it wasnt a hijacking attempt, rather an in-flight brawl over a seat dispute.
We warn China not to use this incident as another excuse for crackdown, he said in an emailed statement.
Two more suspects are reportedly being treated in hospital after mutilating themselves.
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“Two more suspects are reportedly being treated in hospital after mutilating themselves.”
Uighurs... read MUSLIMS.
Snakes on a plane...
Uighurs in the news! Alert Mark Steyn!
The term “Uighur Diaspora” has not been uttered publicly for several months - we’re long overdue.
seat dispute my hind end.............
Imagine if that happened on an American carrier. CAIR, ISNA, the UN and Obama himself would be screaming about a hair-trigger mentality toward the gentle, misunderstood adherents of the “Religion of Peace.”
Wonder who will be perceived as the "strong horse"?
Of course the problem here is that the seats they
were fighting over were the pilot’s and co-pilot’s.
When Muzzies try this on an airplane full of Americans, whether transiting American airspace or on their way to or from another country, I hope a similar outcome occurs.
The term Uighur Diaspora has not been uttered publicly for several months - were long overdue.
...ah yes...Chinese Palestinians.....from the land that never was...and nobody wants
“stood up and announced their plans to terrified passengers.”
Well maybe not too terrified just sayin.
Damn, rough passenger day.
Muslim hijackers beaten to death...
...has a ring to it.
Who’s gonna get all that blood out of the carpet?
Love happy endings! I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now :)
Isn’t this the species of moslems that Obama released from gitmo and sent to the Bermuda with a pension? Uihgers??? It was a year or 2 ago.
Well done China !!!
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