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[UPDATE] Drunk passenger tried to break into Virgin Air plane cockpit

Publication Date : 25-04-2014


A Boeing B737-300 aircraft belonging to Australia's Virgin Air bound for Denpasar, Bali, from Brisbane was reported to be hijacked on Friday afternoon. But updates said a drunk passenger tried to enter the cockpit.

"We are informed that a Virgin Air plane is hijacked. The plane is now at Ngurah Rai International Airport," Indonesian National Police's criminal investigation chief Comr. Gen. Suhardi Alius said in Jakarta on Friday as quoted by

Denpasar city police chief Adj. comr. Djoko Hariutomo said the drunk passenger was caught by officials from the Indonesian Military (TNI), National Police and other security officers in the airport.

"We deployed a lot of personnels because we are informed that an aircraft was hijacked," Djoko said on Friday as quoted by

Separately, National Police's criminal investigations chief Suhardi Alius said in Jakarta that there was no disruption in any flight services from and to Ngurah Rai International Airport due to this case.


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