Travel tip: don't set fire to airplane cabins

Cabin crew "shouting over screaming passengers" managed to help them subdue a traveler who had set fire to a Shenzhen Airlines flight from Taizhou to Guangzhou.

Xinhua news agency said the man was trying to ‘damage facilities’, with a report by the Civil Aviation Resource Net of China stating that he ‘attempted arson’ as the plane was coming in to land.

Images have emerged online showing seats and one of the plane’s door scorched by fire.