An Air China was diverted to Zhengzhou after flight attendant was taken hostage by a passenger armed with a fountain pen. The motive is still unknown. Authorities reported that flight CA1350 left Changsa in China and was bound for Beijing when the hostage drama unfolded. The aircraft immediately landed and the hostage taker was arrested by Chinese authorities who stormed the aircraft. No one was hurt or injured.
Passenger said that they were alerted midair when they heard the flight attendant cry. “I think someone uttered a cry, which woke us. Everyone was sleeping ... it was a woman’s cry. Nobody knew what was going on,” one passenger said, according to AFP. The other crew members kept passengers calm and in their seats, a passenger describes.
The Chinese Civil Aviation Authority said that the matter was handled well by the police in which they described the incident as "illegal interference". The police arrested the hostage taker, a 41-year old man from the Hunan province. He had a history of mental illness. No further details were released.
The video below shows the hostage taking situation. We hope this is the last time such situation happens.