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An Embraer ERJ 190 passenger jet returned to Hotan Airport (HTN), China PDF Print E-mail
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Date: 29 JUN 2012
Time: 12:35
Type: Embraer ERJ 190-100 LR (ERJ-190LR)
Operator: Tianjin Airlines
Registration: B-3171
C/n / msn: 19000379
First flight: 2010
Engines: 2 General Electric CF34-10E5
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 92
Total: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 101
Airplane damage: None
Location: Hotan Airport (HTN) (China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Hotan Airport (HTN) (HTN/ZWTN), China
Destination airport: Urumqi Airport (URC) (URC/ZWWW), China
Flightnumber: 7554
Narrative:
An Embraer ERJ 190 passenger jet returned to Hotan Airport (HTN), China following a foiled hijacking attempt. Tianjin Airlines flight 7554 to Urumqi was en route when three passengers in the front and three in the back stood up and announced a hijacking.
Passengers and crew overpowered the hijackers who were subdued. According to media reports the hijackers carried explosives and had attempted to break into the airplane's cockpit with a crutch.
The flight returned to land at Hotan where the hijackers were apprehended.
Two hijackers later died in hospital from injuries received in the fight with passengers and crew.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 July 2012 )