Passenger tries to start fire on plane - Emirates24|7

Passenger tries to start fire on plane

Two of the 95 passengers aboard the flight suffered injuries and were taken to hospital. (Shutterstock)

A man attempted to set a fire on board a Chinese flight early Sunday, but was restrained by passengers and crew members and taken into custody, the aviation authority said.

It said an investigation was underway but gave no other details.

Two of the 95 passengers aboard the flight suffered injuries and were taken to hospital, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The unidentified passenger who allegedly created the disturbance on Shenzhen Airlines flight ZH9648 was detained, it said.

The plane was travelling from the city of Taizhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province to Guangzhou in the early hours of Sunday morning when the passenger tried to "damage facilities" during landing, according to the report.

It was unclear from reports how exactly the passenger had tried to damage the plane. He was subdued by cabin crew and other passengers, Xinhua said.

The plane carried a total of 95 passengers and nine crew members, it said.

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