World Bulletin/News Desk
The pilot of a Virgin Australia plane flying from Brisbane to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Friday reported a hijacking attempt after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit, an Indonesian transport official said.
A Virgin Australia Airlines official said there had not been an attempt to hijack the aircraft but a "flight emergency" after a 28-year-old male passenger who was drunk had banged on the door of the cockpit trying to get in.
"There was a drunk passenger, intoxicated and aggressively behaved. He was trying to enter the cockpit, banging the door but he did not enter the cockpit," Heru Sudjatmiko, airport manager for Virgin Australia in Bali, told Indonesia's Metro TV.
An hour before landing in Bali, the pilot alerted traffic controllers of a possible hijacking onboard, an Indonesian air force spokesman said.
Police arrested the man shortly after the plane landed in Bali.
Airport operations in Bali have returned to normal, an airport official said.Last Mod: 25 Nisan 2014, 11:49