A Chinese jetliner with 118 people aboard was hijacked to Taiwan Thursday by two Chinese men seeking to defect, a television station reported.

The hijackers and all the passengers and crew members left the plane after it landed at Taichung military airport in central Taiwan, Taiwan Television Station Co. said.The hijackers carried fake guns and bombs, the report said.

The Boeing 737, belonging to state-run CAAC airline, landed at 9:07 p.m., the television station said. Quoting unidentified sources, it said the plane was escorted by several military aircraft after entering Taiwan's airspace.

The plane was commandeered on a flight from the coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian province to Canton, the capital of neighboring Guangdong province, the report said.