Chinese Officials Say Woman Confessed To Attempted Terror Attack | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 01.16.17

Airborne 01.10.17

Airborne 01.11.17

Airborne 01.12.17

Airborne 01.13.17

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 01.16.17

Airborne 01.10.17

Airborne 01.11.17

Airborne 01.12.17

Airborne 01.13.17

Fri, Mar 28, 2008

Chinese Officials Say Woman Confessed To Attempted Terror Attack

19-Year-Old Part Of Separatist Movement

Chinese officials say they've obtained a confession from a woman who allegedly attempted to set off an explosion in the lavatory of a China Southern Airlines flight on March 7.

Reuters cites China's Public Security ministry, as quoted in the state-run Xinhua news agency, as saying the 19-year-old woman worked with internationally-backed separatists seeking independence for Xinjiang, a largely Muslim region in the country's northwest.

The government identified the woman as Guzalinur Turdi, an ethnic Uighur, and say she smuggled a "hidden explosive device" past airport security and onto the plane, but aroused the suspicion of crew and other passengers when she attempted to ignite it. The device was described as a flammable liquid hidden in a canned drink.

Xinjiang is home to 8 million Muslim Uighurs, a group blamed by the Chinese government of plotting attacks on the Beijing Olympics.

The Xinhua news agency quoted the region's Communist Party chief Wang Lequan as saying that another man on board the flight was detained with Turdi, and a third suspect, detained a week later, confessed to masterminding the sabotage attempt.

The case has brought one very "Western" consequence to airline travel in the world's most populous country. You'll now have to remove your shoes when you pass through airport security in China.

FMI: www.csair.com/en, http://en.beijing2008.cn

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 01.13.17: G650ER Record Streak, False Drone Hit, Piper Archer Sale

Also: Parrot Layoffs, CES/AMA Expo/KSMO, 737 SAIB, Piper PA-31T, John Pope, Washington State, JetBlue Disturbance Pending sanctioning from the recognizing organizations, it looks l>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.16.17)

"But, all is not right in NIMBYville... the internal infighting among the foes of the airport has become quite public and quite vicious. Anti-airport NIMBYs are accusing the city g>[...]

Disorganized/Combative Santa Monica Anti-Airport Foes Threaten Av-Businesses

February 4th 'Protest' Promises Disruptions Of Law-Abiding Aero-Businesses The foes of aviation surrounding Santa Monica are making threats to further disrupt aviation business at >[...]

Klyde Morris (01.16.17)

Klyde Jumps On The Medical Reform Bandwagon... and Misses FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Duncan Aviation Publishes Updated ADS-B Straight Talk Book

Updates Information Originally Published In 2015 Duncan Aviation wants to ensure that our customers, who share our passion for flying, are well-informed when it comes to the FAA&rs>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC