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Passenger who sparked hijack scare was Australian

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.

The Virgin Australia Airlines plane landed at Bali airport following the incident. Credit: RTV

An hour before landing in Bali, the pilot alerted traffic controllers of a possible hijacking on board, an Indonesian air force spokesman said.

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'Hijacked' Virgin plane lands at Bali airport

Flight tracking website Flightrader said the Virgin Australia Airlines flight VA41 reportedly hijacked en route from Brisbane has landed at Indonesia's Bali airport.

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'Hijacked' Virgin plane 'forced to land at Bali airport'

Indonesia's Metro TV said the plane was forced to land at Bali airport. Credit: Google Maps

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.

Corby photographed in prosecutor's office after release

Schapelle Corby has been taken to a prosecutor's office in Bali following her release from Kerobokan jail.

Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has her head covered as she sits in the Denpasar Parole board office. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed

It is believed the 36-year-old Australian drug smuggler, who was convicted in 2005, will now live with her sister who lives on the island. The former beauty therapist is unable to leave Bali until 2017.

Schapelle Corby is escorted by police following her release from jail in Bali. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed
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