Air China flight diverted after man with fountain pen tries to hold attendant hostage

Air China plane sits at airportA plane passenger has threatened a flight attendant with a fountain pen, forcing an Air China flight bound for Beijing to make an unscheduled landing, according to the country’s civil aviation authority.

In a brief statement on its website, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said a male passenger, who it did not identify, on Air China Flight 1350 attempted to use the pen to hold the flight attendant “under duress”.

Passengers and crew were unharmed, the statement said, without providing any further details.

via Air China flight diverted after man with fountain pen tries to hold attendant hostage – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)