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Virgin Air Indonesia office denies hijack of plane

English.news.cn   2014-04-25 16:14:25

JAKARTA, April 25 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian representative office of the Australia Virgin Blue Air denied Friday one of its passenger planes was hijacked and landed at Bali international airport, local media reported.

Heru Sudjatmiko, airport manager of Virgin Air Australia in Bali told Indonesian local Metro TV that the passenger who was trying to enter the cockpit was drunk and he didn't bring any dangerous materials.

"The information we got previously is wrong," Heru said.

Local media reported previously that a passenger tried to enter the cockpit and the pilot described the action as a hijack.

The plane of Virgin Blue Airlines, Australia's second largest airline, was reported hijacked at 13:04 Jakarta Time on its way to Bali from Brisbane and landed at 14:10.

Metro TV reported that the Indonesian police had already arrested the passenger and would investigate his motivation.

Indonesian air force is currently in a standby position at the Bali Airport.

Editor: Shen Qing
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