In China! Perhaps they weren't worried about being accused of profiling. Two plane hijackers 'beaten to death by passengers' in China | News.com.au The gang reportedly broke a pair of aluminium crutches and used them to attack passengers while attempting to break into the cockpit, Hou Hanmin, a regional government spokeswoman said. They were tackled by police and passengers who tied them up with belts before the plane, carrying 101 people, returned to the airport safely just 22 minutes later. The men were reported to be Uighurs, the local Muslim ethnic minority. There have been clashes between authorities and Uighurs resentful of government controls over their religion and culture. Read more: Two plane hijackers 'beaten to death by passengers' in China | News.com.au I love hearing such good news.