Drunk passenger causes hijack scare in Bali
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Drunk passenger causes hijack scare in Bali

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An airline official says a drunk passenger on a Virgin Australia flight who caused a hijack scare has been arrested for creating a disturbance after the plane landed on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali.

Heru Sudjatmiko, airport manager for Virgin Australia, told Metro TV on Friday that the passenger was acting aggressively and was handcuffed by the crew.

Initially, the Air Force said the Boeing 737 from Brisbane was believed to have been hijacked.

Virgin Atlantic also clarified on its Facebook page that the incident was not a hijacking:
There are incorrect reports that a Virgin Australia aircraft was hijacked on route to Denpasar this is not correct. The aircraft in question has landed safely and at no point was the safety of our passengers ever in question.