Tianjin Airlines

Attempted Hijacking foiled

Sunday, July 1, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Tianjin Airlines Embraer ERJ-190 en route from Hotan to Urumqi Where: Hotan When: Jun 29th 2012 Who: 9 crew, 92 passengers Why: Right after takeoff, six passengers on the flight announced a hijacking. Apparently three were in the front of the plane, and three were in the back. Passengers and Sky Marshals subdued... »

Tianjin Airlines Flight 7554

Friday, June 29, 2012
By George Hatcher
Tianjin Airlines Flight 7554

Two hijackers died from injuries after six Uyghur men armed with aluminum crutches and explosives attempted to hijack Tianjin Airlines Embraer ERJ-190, registration B-3171. Six minutes after takeoff, they attempted to get into the cockpit. Passengers and crew overcame the hijackers who were dressed as Tianjin Airline staff. Thirteen were injured: seven passengers, two... »

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