Australia: Man ‘claiming to have explosives’ tries to break into cockpit of packed airplane flight

Daily Mail Australia, May 31, 2017.

A 25-year-old man claiming to be carrying a bomb attempted to hijack a flight and force his way into the plane’s cockpit, before other passengers wrestled him to the ground.

Images from inside Malaysia Airlines flight MH128, travelling from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur, show flight staff using makeshift handcuffs to restrain the attacker and keep him pressed to the ground.

People on board witnessed the man attack an air hostess just minutes after take-off at 11.11pm on Wednesday, before he was heard shouting ‘I’m going to blow up this plane’.

Passengers then confronted the man and tackled him down to the ground, allowing the pilot to make a dramatic u-turn back to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport….

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