Ethiopian plane lands in Lahore after brawl on board (

An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route from Addis Ababa to Beijing made an emergency landing at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Saturday after a brawl broke out between a Chinese passenger and several others on board.

According to a source at the airport, the plane’s pilot contacted the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday morning requesting an emergency landing because of a scuffle between a “psychiatric patient” and some other passengers and crew members, a few of whom had suffered minor injuries.

After the plane landed, the CAA provided medical aid to at least four passengers, including Mr Diajni (the patient) for minor injuries. “On a request of the pilot, the Airport Security Force took Mr Diajni, 40, and his medical attendant into custody. The CAA also called in Chinese consulate officials and handed over the Chinese nationals to them,” he said. [...] MORE