MELBOURNE – The rumors of one Virgin Australian passenger plane to be hijacked and forced to land in Indonesia died after officials confirmed that it was only a matter of misconduct by one of the high-on-alcohol passengers.
The international media outlets started breaking the news holing out on their regular transmissions that on Friday morning on of the Australian plane was hijacked and forced to land in Indonesia.
The flight VA-41 is a Boeing 737-8EF capable of carrying 150 passengers that according to Reuters news agency have been flying from Brisbane, Australia, was forced to land on the island of Bali.
A passenger who apparently tried to enter the cockpit was later arrested. Virgin Australia said an intoxicated passenger had caused the alarm. However, now Australian officials confirmed that the said passenger was in fact high on alcohol.