China: Deadly Bouquet

Deadly Bouquet

Shortly after the Boeing 737 took off from the Xiamen airport bound for Guangzhou last week, a passenger clutching flowers proceeded to the cockpit. Perhaps assuming that the man wanted to offer the flowers to the crew as a Moon Festival token, two security guards allowed him through. Once inside, the passenger reportedly opened his jacket to reveal 15 lbs. of explosives strapped to his chest and ordered all crew members, except for the pilot, out of the cockpit. He then demanded that the plane fly to Taiwan.

Instead, the pilot continued on to Guangzhou and circled above the city's Baiyun...

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