Official: flight crew prevented terrorist attack aboard Chinese jetliner

A Chinese government official says a flight crew prevented an apparent terrorist attack aboard a Chinese jetliner. Nur Bekri, the governor of the sprawling western Xinjiang region, says the incident took place Friday morning shortly after the China Southern Airlines flight left the far western city of Urumuqi. The aircraft made an emergency landing in the western city of Lanzhou at 12:40 p.m. with no damage or injuries. Bekri gave few details, saying only there had been an attempt to crash the plane.