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Drunk Passenger Tries to Enter Virgin Australia Jet's Cockpit

A drunk passenger triggered a midair scare when he tried to enter the cockpit of a commercial jet, officials said Friday.
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.

More on this story: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/drunk-passenger-tries-enter-virgin-australia-jets-cockpit-n89426
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