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Virgin says jet not hijacked; passenger was drunk

Published on Apr 25, 2014 3:57 PM
Indonesian air force soldiers hold rifles they guard near a Virgin Australia airplane at Denpasar airport in the resort island of Bali on April 25, 2014. The pilot of the plane flying from Brisbane to Bali on Friday reported a hijacking attempt after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA (REUTERS/AFP) - A Virgin official has dismissed that a plane flying from Brisbane into Bali has been hijacked.

The official claimed that the passenger who had tried to break into the cockpit was drunk.

Earlier, Indonesian airforce spokesman Hadi Tjahjanto told MetroTV television station that the Virgin Australia plane that landed at Bali airport on Friday was suspected to have been hijacked.

"We got information that a 737-800 from Brisbane to Bali has been hijacked," he said, adding it was a Virgin flight.

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