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Taizhou airport closed following arson attempt

Authorities from China’s Central Aviation Administration (CAAC) have closed Taizhou airport following an incident where a man tried to start a fire during a flight that originated there.

Taizhou, China.
Taizhou, China. Image by Michael Tyler / CC BY-SA 2.0

The local CAAC branch in Zhejiang province temporarily ceased operations at the airport, saying it would send a work group to investigate the airport for aviation regulations. Taizhou airport is a small regional airport that sees about 600,000 passengers a year on domestic flights to China’s major cities. Read more: wantchinatimes.com