UI Embraer ERJ 190-100 LR (ERJ-190LR) B-3171,
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Date:Friday 29 June 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic E190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer ERJ 190-100 LR (ERJ-190LR)
Owner/operator:Tianjin Airlines
Registration: B-3171
MSN: 19000379
Year of manufacture:2010
Engine model:General Electric CF34-10E5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 101
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Hotan Airport (HTN) -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Hotan Airport (HTN/ZWTN)
Destination airport:Ürümqi-Diwopu Airport (URC/ZWWW)
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.


CAAC news release
Global Times



photo (c) Stuart Jessup; Tianjin Airport (TSN/ZBTJ); 03 November 2010

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