Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne due to 'disruptive passenger'

Reuters News
Posted: May 31, 2017 12:02 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines said its Flight MH128 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur returned to Melbourne shortly after take off late on Wednesday due to a disruptive passenger.

The aircraft landed safely at Melbourne airport and was sent to a remote bay where the passenger was apprehended by airport security, the airline said.

MH128 returned to Melbourne "after the operating captain was alerted by a cabin crew of a passenger attempting to enter the cockpit", the airline said in a statement.

The flight departed Melbourne Airport at 2311 local time and returned at 2341, Malaysia Airlines said.

(Reporting by A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Catherine Evans)