Two suspects died in hospital after an attempt to hijack a plane

Two of the six people suspected of trying to hijack the commercial aircraft died in hospital. According to the newspaper “Global Times”, they died from injuries occurred during the arrest. No details were given.

The foiled attempt to hijack a passenger plane happened in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on June 29. Tianjin Airline Flight GS7554 took off from the city Hetyan to Urumqi, the administrative center of the region. 10 minutes after take-off, six criminals tried to hijack the plane. However, the hijackers were arrested and disarmed by the crew members and passengers. Several people were slightly injured. Those criminals were handed over to police soon after the plane returned to the Hetyan airport. They are from 20 to 36 years. The case is now under investigation.