MAN THREATENS TO BLOW UP MALAYSIA AIRLINES PLANE

Drama at Melbourne Airport

MAN THREATENS TO BLOW UP MALAYSIA AIRLINES PLANE

By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit - @saroki19/Twitter

Police have praised the passengers who managed to detain the 25-year-old man who tried to enter the cockpit on board a flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 128 was forced to turn back to Tullamarine after a Dandenong man with a fake device stormed towards the cockpit and threatened to blow up the A-330.

Passengers helped tackle the guy to the floor, who was retrained until the flight returned to the airport and federal police removed him.

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Police have ruled out terror, saying the man has a history of mental illness.

Concerns have since been raised about how the man was able to board the plan with a suspicious device, which police have since confirmed, was not an explosive.

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Passengers have been interviewed and the man is being questioned.

Ryan and Tanya spoke to one of the passengers this morning.. who described the chaos..

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