Drunk Passenger Tries to Enter Virgin Australia Jet's Cockpit

By NBCNews.com

Published 04/25 2014 08:05AM

Updated 04/25 2014 08:13AM

Australian passenger Matt Christopher Lockley is led away by Indonesian military officers at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali on Friday.
Australian passenger Matt Christopher Lockley is led away by Indonesian military officers at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali on Friday./MADE NAGI / EPA
A drunk passenger triggered a midair scare when he tried to enter the cockpit of a commercial jet, officials said Friday.

An hour before landing on the resort island of Bali, the Virgin Australia pilot alerted traffic controllers of a possible hijacking, an Indonesian air force spokesman told Reuters.

An airline official later said there had not been an attempt to hijack the aircraft but a "flight emergency" and confirmed that an "intoxicated and aggressively behaved" passenger had banged on the cockpit's door.

Indonesian authorities identified the 28-year-old passenger as Matt Christopher Lockley of Australia, according to Reuters.

Lockley was handcuffed and taken into custody by police after the jet landed. The flight had originated in Brisbane, Australia.

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