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

Map showing Bali airport in Indonesia.
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.

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