BEIJING (AFP) - CHINESE police have detained two people after a domestic flight from the restless western region of Xinjiang was forced to turn around when a passenger set fire to toilet paper in the washroom, state media said on Saturday.
The official Xinhua news agency said the China Southern flight was bound for the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
'The crew of the flight CZ6939 ... discovered the passenger's behaviour some time after take-off,' Xinhua said, citing Xinjiang police sources.
'Two passengers, including a man and a woman, were taken away by police after the flight landed at the Diwobao International Airport in Urumqi,' it added, referring to Xinjiang's regional capital.
'The case is being investigated,' Xinhua said, without elaborating.