Passengers and crew overpowered a man who tried to set fire to the cabin of a Chinese airliner with more than 100 people on board.
The incident happened as Shenzhen Airlines flight ZH9648 was coming in to land in Guangzhou on Sunday from the eastern city of Taizhou.
Reuters is reporting that the man tried to “damage facilities” but a civil aviation information website said he had “attempted arson”.
He was later detained.
Two passengers were injured in the struggle and online photos showed burns to a passenger seat as well as a blackened cabin door, suggesting that some kind of fire had been lit.
The plane also carried nine crew members, according to state news agency Xinhua.
China is to enhance safety checks at medium-sized, small and new airports after the incident, the civil aviation watchdog said.
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