May 31, 2017 / 3:58 PM / 2 months ago

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

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (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

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