Chinese passenger fights back hijacker on international flight

Updated 2017-03-20 15:31:18

Cao Hongguo (2nd right) poses with his colleagues after flight ET604 arrived in Beijing, on March 18, 2017.

A Chinese passenger recently helped to fight back a hijacker on an international flight, The Paper reported.

On March 18, Cao Hongguo, an employee at a Chinese firm working on a project in Kenya, was woken up by a stewardess's cry for help on Ethiopian Airlines international flight ET604 from Addis Ababa to Beijing. Cao found a man was madly trying to kick and hit the cockpit, aiming to hijack the plane.

While the four stewardesses and other passengers were frightened, Cao leaped on top of the man and fought with him. Then the captain and two other passengers came to help Cao. 20 minutes later, the hijacker was tied up using a belt. However, the hijacker escaped the belt and fought with Cao again. Finally, the hijacker was tied up again. Then the plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Lahore, Pakistan and the police arrested the hijacker. Cao helped to save over 200 passengers on the plane. He suffered minor injuries in the process.

It's reported that the hijacker had been fired from his job and was angry, and had planned to perish with the passengers.

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