C919 takes off at the airport. (Photo by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China)
C919 takes off at the airport. (Photo by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China)

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 (CAAC) 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 9:58 a.m., according to Henan Airport Group.”The incident was successfully dealt with at 1:17 p.m. and passengers and crew members are safe,” CAAC said.The plane departed Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan Province, at 8:40 a.m. and was expected to arrive at Beijing airport at around 11 a.m.

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