Malaysia Airlines flight required to land over bomb scare: Authorities
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By AFP|Published: 31st May 2017 11:52 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight was required to go back to Melbourne to land late tonight after a “disruptive” Sri Lankan guest on board the Kuala Lumpur bound flight declared he was bring a bomb, Malaysia’s deputy transportation minister stated.
” It is not a hijack. One disruptive guest attempted to get in the aircraft’s cockpit,” Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi informed AFP.
The traveler, a Sri Lankan nationwide who was obviously intoxicated, was subdued by the airplane’s team and later on apprehended at Melbourne’s airport, he stated.
” The guest … declared to have a bomb. It was not a powerbank however a bomb,” Aziz included.
The traveler was later on apprehended by Australian authorities in Melboure.
” Everyone on board is safe,” Aziz included.
” He was secured of the airplane handcuffed by Australian gatekeeper.”
Malaysia Airlines validated the aircraft was required to go back to Australia and had actually securely landed in Melbourne.
” MH128 securely landed in Melbourne Airport at 11:41 pm,”.
the airline company stated in a declaration. “Safety and security are of Malaysia Airlines’ utmost concern.