Malaysia Airlines MH128 returns to Melbourne Airport after passenger attempts to enter the cockpit

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MH128, an Airbus A330 (9M-MTI) which had departed Melbourne Airport at 11.11pm scheduled  to arrive Kuala Lumpur at 5.28am on 1 June, made a turn back to Melbourne after the operating Captain was alerted by a cabin crew of a passenger attempting to enter the cockpit.

Because of the security incident flights bound for Melbourne Airport were forced to divert to other airports.

Malaysia Airlines would like to stress that at no point was the aircraft ‘hijacked’.

MH128 safely landed in Melbourne airport at 11.41pm.

Following the incident on MH128, the disruptive passenger has been apprehended by airport security. Malaysia Airlines together with the Australian authorities will be investigating the incident.

Safety and security are of utmost priority to malaysia airlines. The airline wishes to apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Passengers have safely disembarked the aircraft and will be screened by Australian authorities.

They will be accommodated at hotels and offered on the next available flight or on other carriers.

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