Two men who allegedly attempted to hijack a plane were beaten to death by passengers and crew, according to China's state media.
It claimed the men had been part of a gang of six
hijackers onboard a Tianjin Airlines' flight from Hotan in southwest Xinjiang
Shortly after take-off the men, allegedly from the Uighur
Muslim minority group, told the 101 passengers onboard they were taking control
of the plane, said reports, and used broken crutches to attack passengers and
crew and to try to break into the cockpit.
However, passengers and police onboard managed to
overpower the hijackers and tie them up with belts, allowing the aircraft to
return safely to the airport.
All of the hijackers were taken to hospital, where two
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