Passenger tries to storm cockpit

by Ben Pena June 1, 2017, 0:41
Passenger tries to storm cockpit

Fellow travellers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH128 overpowered the passenger who tried to enter the cockpit and claimed to possess an "explosive device" last night.

Heavily armed security officers boarded a Malaysia Airlines plane at Melbourne's Tullamarine airport after a passenger claiming to have a bomb tried to enter the cockpit shortly after takeoff.

Flight tracking website FlightRadar24 said the plane was airborne for just 14 minutes.

All other passengers have since disembarked without any reported casualties.

According to a statement released by the airlines, the flight was forced to return due to a disruptive passenger. The man was detained after the plane returned to the airport and Victoria Police said the man did not gain entry to the cockpit.

The passengers made it safely onto the tarmac, where they were given blankets as the emergency services continued working.

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The Malaysia Airlines flight has since landed safely and the passenger has been apprehended by airport security.

The man who tried to enter the cockpit was reportedly subdued by other passengers, according to social media reports.

Malaysia Airlines MH128 was boarded by armed police when it landed back in Melbourne.

The Melbourne Airport is under a lock-down now with all flights scheduled to land there being diverted. "But it was not a bomb but a powerbank", Aziz said. Later that same year, Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down in eastern Ukraine.

A passenger named Andy said he heard the passenger threaten to blow up the plane about 10 minutes after the plane took off.

Passengers were screened upon disembarkation and put up at hotels, and will be offered seats on alternative flights. The airline wishes to apologize for the inconvenience caused.


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