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Plane to Bali not hijacked, drunk passenger tried to break into the cockpit: Official

Associated Press
Apr 25, 2014 at 01:54pm IST

Jakarta: An airline official says a drunk passenger on a Virgin Australia flight who caused a hijack scare has been arrested for creating a disturbance after the plane landed on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

Heru Sudjatmiko, airport manager for Virgin Australia, told Metro TV on Friday that the passenger was acting aggressively and was handcuffed by the crew.

Initially, the Air Force said the Boeing 737 from Brisbane was believed to have been hijacked.

Plane to Bali not hijacked: Virgin Official

According to an Indonesian transport official a passenger tried to enter the Virgin plane's cockpit following which the pilot called it a "hijack".

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