Malaysian Airlines ramp crews unloading the cargo from an aircraft at the busy terminal of Kuala Lumpur International airport on January 23, 2017 in Sepang, Malaysia.
Photo: Rahman Roslan/Getty Images
Photo: Rahman Roslan/Getty Images

Malaysia Airlines: Plane forced to turn around after passenger tries to get into cockpit

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Airline officials said flight MH128 took off from Melbourne Airport at 11:11 p.m. It was scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 5:28 a.m. Thursday.

However, the plane was forced to turn back by a disruptive passenger.

“The operating captain was alerted by a cabin crew (member) of a passenger attempting to enter the cockpit,” Malaysia Airlines said in a statement. 

The plane safely landed at Melbourne Airport at 11:41 p.m., officials said.

“Safety and security are of Malaysia Airlines' utmost priority,” the company said.

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