Chinese flight diverted after crew member held hostage

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The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the man was using a pen to threaten the crew member.
Xinhua

An Air China flight from Changsha to Beijing was diverted to Zhengzhou after a crew member was held hostage by a male passenger.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the man was using a pen to threaten the crew member.

Flight CA1350 landed at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, at 9:58am, according to Henan Airport Group.

"The incident was successfully dealt with at 1:17pm and passengers and crew members are safe," CAAC said.

The plane departed Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, at 8:40am and was expected to arrive at Beijing airport at around 11am.

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