外文标题：US-China flight diverted ‘because of suicide attempt’
BEIJING: A flight from Chicago bound for Beijing made an unscheduled landing in Alaska, United Airlines said Thursday, after reports and passengers said a woman had tried to hang herself in a toilet.
United Airlines said that UA851 on Wednesday was diverted and landed in Anchorage “because of a medical emergency” and the passenger involved was taken to a local hospital.
Other travellers were put up in hotels overnight and were due to travel on to the Chinese capital on Thursday, it added, declining to comment further.
The Beijing News quoted several passengers as saying on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo social messaging service that a woman had hanged herself in the on-board bathroom.
“You won’t believe it, the UA851 flight we are on had to turn back and do an emergency landing in Alaska because someone tried to hang themselves in a toilet,” said one passenger.
“It was a woman in her 40s and of Asian heritage,” added another. “A bit later, I heard that the crew were looking for a doctor, and then the plane landed in Alaska to save her.”
What an idea, wanted to be the first woman to be in the history books……
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Arup Ghosh (Calcutta)
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A different kind of “mile high club”? Anyway, if you’re gonna kill yourself, go right ahead, but atleast do it in such a way that people will feel sad for you instead of cursing you.
She certainly didn’t wanted to die. She just to make some fuss. No way a person will be allowed in the flight toilet that long to them to commit suicide.
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Not many Chinese seen on this site now a days. Looks like they were doing overtime for Mr. Li’s visit!!!
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Tyagi (Chandigarh, North West India) replies to Tweeple
Those that seemed Chinese to many were mostly Pakistanis and of West Punjabi ethnicity and a substantial number of them was from UK. 🙂
Handing in the ‘air’? How innovative. If she died, she’d have entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the first ‘female’ passenger to hang to death in an aircraft while it was in flight. The Chinese are sure innovative.
may be she want to stay back in the us.