Fountain Pen Weapon in Attempted Hijacking

Fortunately I’m not aware this has made flying with fountain pens any more difficult.

Air China flight diverted after passenger threatens crew with fountain pen

BEIJING (Reuters) – An Air China flight bound for Beijing made an unscheduled landing in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on Sunday after a passenger threatened a flight attendant with a fountain pen, the country’s civil aviation authority said.

In a brief statement on its website, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said a male passenger on Air China Flight 1350, attempted to use the pen to hold the flight attendant “under duress”.

Passengers and crew were unharmed, the statement said.

Chinese police said preliminary investigations found the 41-year-old passenger, identified only by his last name Xu, had a “history of mental illness”….

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-flight/air-china-flight-diverted-after-passenger-threatens-crew-with-fountain-pen-idUSKBN1HM05E

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