Hijacking description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 29 June 2012
Time:12:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic E190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ 190-100 LR (ERJ-190LR)
Operator:Tianjin Airlines
Registration: B-3171
C/n / msn: 19000379
First flight: 2010
Engines: 2 General Electric CF34-10E5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 92
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 101
Airplane damage: None
Location:Hotan Airport (HTN) (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hotan Airport (HTN/ZWTN), China
Destination airport:Urumqi Airport (URC/ZWWW), China
Flightnumber:7554
Narrative:
An Embraer ERJ 190 passenger jet returned to Hotan Airport (HTN), China following a foiled hijacking attempt. Tianjin Airlines flight 7554 to Urumqi was en route when three passengers in the front and three in the back stood up and announced a hijacking.
Passengers and crew overpowered the hijackers who were subdued. According to media reports the hijackers carried explosives and had attempted to break into the airplane's cockpit with a crutch.
The flight returned to land at Hotan where the hijackers were apprehended.
Two hijackers later died in hospital from injuries received in the fight with passengers and crew.


Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» GSCN.com
» CAAC news release
» Global Times


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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