Virgin Australia plane forced to land in Bali after drunk attempts to enter cockpit

By James Griffiths, April 25, 2014

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A Virgin Blue flight has been forced to land at Bali's Denpasar Airport after a suspected hijacking, according to Indonesia's Metro TV station

An Indonesian transport official said the captain raised an alarm after a passenger tried to force their way into the cockpit. 

"We got information that a 737-800 from Brisbane to Bali has been hijacked," Indonesian air force spokesman Hadi Tjahjanto told the television station.

Reports suggest that the passenger who attempted to enter the cockpit has been arrested.

A spokesperson for Virgin Australia told Bloomberg News that a drunk passenger attempted to force their way into the cockpit, leading the captain to issue a hijacking alarm. 

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