31 May '17, 3pm

Malaysia Airlines plane forced to turn back to Melbourne due to disruptive passenger

SINGAPORE: A Kuala Lumpur-bound Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight was forced to turn back to Melbourne on Wednesday (May 31) after a "disruptive passenger" claimed he was carrying a bomb, Malaysia's Deputy Transport Minister said. "It is not a hijack. One disruptive passenger tried to enter the plane's cockpit," Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. "The passenger, a Sri Lankan national, claimed to have a bomb. But it was not a bomb but a powerbank." He also told Malaysian newspaper The Star that the passenger was drunk. In a statement earlier on Wednesday, MAS said that flight MH128 had departed Melbourne Airport at 11.11pm and was to arrive in the Malaysian capital at 5.28am on Thursday. "(It) made a turn back to Melbourne after the operating captain was alerted by a cabin crew of a passenger attempting to enter the cockpit. "Safety and security are of Malaysia Airlines' utmost prio...

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