Virgin plane evacuated after 'drunk passenger' arrest

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.

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'Drunk passenger' caused Virgin plane hijack reports

A Virgin Australia spokesman said a drunken passenger trying to break into its cockpit en route to Bali had lead to initial erroneous reports that a plane from Brisbane had been hijacked.