Drunk passenger sparks drama on Virgin Australia plane en route Bali

Drunk passenger sparks flight drama on Virgin Australia plane enroute Bali

Virgin Australia has confirmed it was a drunk passenger that tired to enter the cockpit of a flight from Brisbane to Bali.

There were reports this afternoon that the Virgin Australia plane had been hijacked after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit of Flight VA41.

An Indonesian military spokesperson confirmed the plane was hijacked. However contrary reports from Virgin Australia suggest it was a medical emergency that forced the landing.

The airline has now confirmed it was a drunk passenger who tried to enter the cockpit and there was a miscommunication between the pilot and the tower at Bali airport.

There are incorrect reports that a Virgin Australia aircraft was hijacked on route to Denpasar. The aircraft in question has landed safely

-Virgin Australia

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