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Virgin Australia passenger arrested after hijack alert

A Virgin Australia passenger who caused a hijack scare on a flight from Australia to Indonesia has been arrested at Bali airport, officials say.

An airline official said a passenger had been handcuffed by the crew after acting aggressively.

A Virgin Australia passenger who caused a hijack scare on a flight from Australia to Indonesia has been arrested at Bali airport

A Virgin Australia passenger who caused a hijack scare on a flight from Australia to Indonesia has been arrested at Bali airport

Initial reports said the Boeing 737 had been hijacked and it was boarded by Indonesian troops after landing.

Virgin said the incident on the flight from Brisbane was a “misunderstanding” and the detained passenger was drunk.

Fears of a hijacking were caused after the pilot sent a distress signal to airport authorities.

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