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Virgin Airlines Passenger Plane in SUSPECTED HIJACKED by Drunk Passenger

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The Virgin Australia flight is on the tarmac at Bali Airport, the Indonesian army has confirmed. Photo: Peter Rae Update: An unruly passenger has forced a Virgin Australia flight to be held on the runway at Bali, and sparked erroneous reports of a hijacking. Virgin Australia airport manager at Ngurah Rai, Heru Sudjatmiko said a drunk passenger on flight VA41 from Brisbane to Denpasar had tried to get into the cockpit of the plane but was stopped by the crew. The man was handcuffed and put into a rear seat of the plane. Police chief Suhardi Alius said the perpetrator was in custody and being interrogated. The Virgin account contradicted earlier reports, confirmed by the Indonesian military, that the plane had been hijacked. Mr Heru said this story was "clearly a miscommunication". The pilot himself had told air traffic control that the plane was hijacked, and sent a distress call. "I don't know why that happened," Mr Heru said. A Virgin Australia spokesman in Australia also confirmed there had not been a hijacking. The head of the Indonesian National Police detective unit said police "already have one perpetrator he's now being interrogated". The aircraft was a Boeing 737-800, he said. A spokesman for the Indonesian military, Major General Fuad Basya, earlier said: "We are now trying to have communications with the airplane but are still unable to do so. The airplane is now at one end of the runway." Virgin Blue VA41 (737-800) Forced to land at Bali airport | BREAKING 25 April 2014. Headlines news | Breaking News Report: Virgin Blue passenger plane hijacked Passenger tried to enter cockpit after plane took off from Brisbane. Pilot Signal : Hijack .Virgin blue Brisbane to Bali "Virgin Blue" "Video Virgin Blue" "Hijack virgin blue" Virgin Blue plane hijacked, forced to land In Bali: reports Virigin Atlantic flight VA41 squawking 7500 (hijack) on ground on Denpasar Airport - @flightradar24 Virgin Australia passenger plane hijacked on way to Bali, Indonesia's Metro TV quotes Air Force spokesman Passenger arrested following hijack alert on Virgin Blue plane. Virgin Australia Aircraft, Reportedly Hijacked by Drunk Passenger, Lands in Bali.Virgin scare 'not a hijack' Courtesy of MetroTV Virgin flight VA41