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A "drunk passenger" on a Virgin Australia flight who sparked a hijack scare after trying to enter the cockpit has been named by Bali police as 28-year-old Australian Matt Christopher.
An airport manager for the company told Indonesia's Metro TV that Christopher had been acting aggressively and was handcuffed by the flight crew.
An hour before landing in Bali, the pilot alerted traffic controllers of a possible hijacking on board, an Indonesian air force spokesman said.
A Virgin Australia Airlines plane was evacuated after a drunk passenger tried to enter the cockpit sparking a hijack alert, an Indonesian air force spokesman said.
All passengers on board the plane were unharmed and the passenger has been arrested, the spokesman added.
Virgin said the passenger who tried to break into the cockpit of one of its planes en route to Indonesia was drunk.
The Virgin spokesperson confirmed that the plane was not hijacked.
A passenger who "attempted to hijack" a Virgin Australia Airlines passenger plane has been arrested in Bali, Indonesia's Metro TV reported, citing a police official.
A passenger tried to enter the cockpit of a Virgin Australia Airlines plane travelling from Brisbane and the pilot called it a "hijack", an Indonesian transport official told local station Metro TV.
Flight tracking website Flightrader said the Virgin Australia Airlines flight VA41 reportedly hijacked en route from Brisbane has landed at Indonesia's Bali airport.
A Virgin Australia Airlines passenger plane that was hijacked has been forced to land at Indonesia's Bali airport, Reuters reported, citing Indonesia's Metro TV.
Virgin Australia Airlines was formerly called Virgin Blue.
A Virgin Blue passenger plane has been hijacked on the way to Bali, Reuters reports, citing Indonesia's Metro TV.