An "unusual military exercise" was the official explanation later offered by airline authorities.
A passenger surnamed Dong aboard Shandong Air SC1159 Boeing 737-800 flying from Jinan to Beijing for a Mid- Autumn Festival family reunion had just fallen asleep, only to be awoken by the vibrations of landing.
Dong reportedly awoke to find he was back in Jinan. The flight attendant told him they had turned around at the capital city airport for a UFO. Read more@Source: Global Times