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2 Suspects Dead After Foiled China Hijacking

But Uighur rights group says it wasn't a hijacking at all
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2012 8:14 AM CDT
2 Suspects Dead After Foiled China Hijacking
Two are dead after a hijacking attempt on a Chinese plane.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A pair of accused hijackers have died following a foiled attempt to take control of a plane in China's Xinjiang region, state media says. Six Uighur men were arrested Friday in the incident, in which suspects wielding explosives used a crutch to pummel the cockpit door. Four crew members were hurt, but the 92-passenger plane turned back and landed safely. The hospitalized suspects died of injuries following a fight with the crew, state media says. But a German Uighur rights group rejects the hijacking story, saying the fight centered on a disagreement over seating, the AP reports. (Read more China stories.)

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