A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to return to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport less than 30 minutes into a flight after a passenger allegedly tried to enter the cockpit, claiming to have explosives.
Passengers subdued a Melbourne man who claimed to have explosives and tried to move towards the cockpit of a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur.
The 25-year-old Dandenong man is in police custody after he disrupted the flight 30 minutes after it took off from Tullamarine Airport late on Wednesday night.
Aircraft involved in #MH128 attempted hijacking event near Melbourne, AU was a Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 with registration 9M-MTI.
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