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Flight disrupted by fire in toilet

A PASSENGER burned toilet paper in the washroom of a domestic flight in China yesterday, forcing the plane to return to its departure airport in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The crew of China Southern flight CZ6939, bound for the central city of Wuhan, discovered the incident some time after take-off, according to Xinjiang police. A man and a woman were taken into custody after the flight landed at Urumqi's Diwobao International Airport.


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