Hijack attempt on Virgin Australia jet

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Virgin Australia Airlines plane passenger arrested in Bali after allegedly trying to enter cockpit

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A Virgin Australia Airlines passenger jet landed Friday in Bali, Indonesia, after the pilot reported an attempted hijacking, Indonesian officials told the Reuters news agency.

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According to reports on Indonesian television, the pilot reported a hijack attempt after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit during the flight, which departed from Brisbane, on Australia’s east coast.

Reuters reported that a passenger from the flight was arrested in Bali.

A Virgin official told Reuters the plane was never actually hijacked, and that the man who attempted to enter the cockpit was drunk at the time.

An Indonesia Air Force spokesperson said no passengers were harmed in the incident, and all were being evacuated from the jet in Bali.

 CBS
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