Malaysia Airlines flight turns back after bomb threat

Victoria Police said: "The man did not gain entry to the cockpit".

Passengers were kept on the plane for 90 minutes after landing as the aircraft was searched for potential bombs.

Malaysian Airlines flight MH128 is expected to land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today, following last night's incident at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport.

"He was the one who first confronted him when an air hostess was getting scared of this guy and that's when the guy said "I'm going to blow up this plane", she said.

Ashton said clearance was granted for police to investigate the man after he was assessed to be fit for interview on psychological grounds.

Flights to Melbourne airport were being diverted, according to the 24-hour aviation monitoring website Flight Radar.

Operations have now resumed now the passenger is in custody.

The flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur was turned back after the captain was alerted to the "disruptive" passenger by cabin crew.

$448 million Powerball ticket sold at liquor store in Riverside County
California is one of 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, that participate in Powerball. Alberre says the store just off a highway caters to retirees who live in Sun City and motorists who are passing through.

A passenger on a Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur was arrested in Australia early on Thursday morning after attempting to get into the cockpit.

Armed security personnel entered the plane to remove the disruptive passenger and then escort the others out, he said.

Malaysian Airlines has suffered a number of high-profile incidents over he past three years, with the disappearance of MH370 in 2014 resulting in the presumed deaths of 239 people on board and prompting an worldwide search for the never-recovered plane.

But Malaysia's Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz bin Kaprawi said "it was not a bomb but a powerbank", according to the AFP agency.

The man was tackled by passengers who overpowered him and tied him up with belts.

"The offender is potentially facing Commonwealth charges which carry a maximum 10 years in prison", he said, adding that the interrogation session with the offender concluded that there was no terrorism link. "Malaysia Airlines would like to stress that at no point was the aircraft 'hijacked'". "He was taken out of the plane handcuffed by Australian security officers".

Australian police said they checked that there was no bomb, and the incident is not being treated as terror related. Malaysia Airlines has released a full update on the incident on its official Twitter page.

Malaysia Airlines has suffered two major airline disasters in recent years.

Related News:

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee

    President Trump has demonstrated multiple times that his tweets can change the course of this Russian Federation investigation. He had told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign.

    Hung parliament alliance between Labour and the SNP is branded 'nonsense'

    The only party advancing at this stage are Scottish Labour on 25%, up eight points from our poll on April 21. A total of 44% said Yes, 34% said No and 22% were not sure.

    Macron's Party Set For Huge French Parliamentary Majority

    Macron chose Berlin for his first trip overseas as president, holding talks with Merkel just days after taking office last month. Leaders of the disappointed parties were trying to brush off the all-round humiliation by pointing to low voter turnout.
  • A British election campaign unlike any other

    A British election campaign unlike any other

    It was three years before the next scheduled election, and the conservatives already had a secure, if small, majority. However, they have now become very important in the current climate, where no one party has an overall majority.
    Two top aides to British PM May resign after disappointing election

    Two top aides to British PM May resign after disappointing election

    Even Owen Smith, the Labour MP who challenged Corbyn for the leadership past year accepted that he had run a successful campaign. Never mind that the moderate centrism of her predecessor, David Cameron, won a Conservative Party majority only two years ago.

    United Kingdom prime minister insists she is staying put

    May's co-chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, handed in their resignations on Saturday following the disastrous election.
  • Patric Hornqvist's unlikely goal gives Penguins their second straight Stanley Cup

    Hornqvist's killer blow - which deflected off Pekka Rinne - left Nashville exposed as they chased the game for an equaliser. So Rinne will need to be at his best to give Nashville a chance at its first Game 7 and Pittsburgh's third this postseason.

    Public works projects on Trump's agenda for OH visit

    Trump said the time was now for "recapturing our legacy as a nation of builders" and putting the focus back on American workers. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism.

    Watch the Xbox E3 Briefing on Mixer to Earn Free 'Digital Goodness'

    While the PS4 has had many great exclusives, so too will the Xbox One X - Microsoft announces 22 such games being shown at E3. LOS ANGELES -The next version of Microsoft's long running Xbox line of video game consoles is named Xbox One X.
  • United States  launches 1st missile-intercept test

    United States launches 1st missile-intercept test

    "This successful intercept test of an ICBM-like target sends a clear message to the unstable dictator in North Korea that the U.S.

    Outsiders make good as 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys

    Ben , who is just 23, won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his work in Dear Evan Hansen . The Late Show host couldn't resist a jab at President Trump while announcing the nominees.

    Netanyahu vows Israel's "forever" control of Golan Heights

    The U.N. leader said only a two-state solution would "achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people". Fifty years later the West Bank remains occupied and the Gaza Strip is under a tight Israeli blockade.


Most liked

British PM seeks lifeline after bruising election
The Conservative election campaign, however, failed to get this and Theresa's positive plan for the future across. The DUP is a far-right and homophobic party in Northern Ireland, who vetoed several votes for same-sex marriage.

Clinging to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers
It is due to present its platform for the next session in the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament on June 19. And, as I reflect on the results, I will reflect on what we need to do in the future to take the party forward.

United Kingdom ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May
Mrs May is under pressure after losing the Tories' Commons majority in Thursday's general election . Trump offered his warm support to May over the just- concluded parliamentary election , it said.

As Always, Donald Trump Said a Lot of Meaningless Stuff Today
Kasowitz also maintained that the testimony made clear that Trump "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. He added that reporters could be "very disappointed when you hear the answer". "One hundred percent", Trump said.

Record Bangladesh partnership knocks out New Zealand
Skipper Kane Williamson (57) and Veteran batsman Ross Taylor (63) were the major contributors for the New Zealand cause. But it was up to me and Mahmudullah today (Friday) to take us home and we were lucky that we could contribute.

London attack: Police release photos of fake explosive belts
One attacker killed 86 people in France when he plowed through a large crowd celebrating the national Bastille Day last July. Butt was also arrested for fraud last October but was about to be told by prosecutors he would face no further action.

Gareth Southgate: England Under-20 glory has 'raised the bar for everybody'
For me it was great to get that goal and be captain, but whoever the gaffer chooses long-term, there are plenty of leaders. Kane's goal denied Scotland a first win over their old enemies since 1999, but Strachan could not fault his players.

John McCain Claims Barack Obama Provided Better 'American Leadership' Than Donald Trump
This is a major departure for McCain, who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election and was a fierce critic of his former rival's foreign policy.

I've played through pain for Man Utd - Smalling
Speaking to Manchester United's official website the academy product said of the loan, "It went well and I think I have found another position.

Brazil's Temer gets big victory in electoral court ruling
Temer's office denied the Veja report, saying the Abin "acts in accordance with the objective for which it has been created". Former congressman Rodrigo Rocha Loures was arrested Saturday in the same corruption investigation targeting Temer.

Puerto Ricans vote for statehood
Puerto Rican voters made their way to the polling centers Sunday to vote on whether or not they want to become the 51st US state. Among those hoping Puerto Rico will become the 51st state is Pedro Pierluisi, the island's former congressional representative .

School probing why pro-Trump yearbook photos were altered
But when we saw that Wyatt's shirt was photoshopped and we heard about Grant, I knew this was not a coincidence. Junior Wyatt Dobrovich-Fago wore a "Trump" sweater vest that started the call to arms in the first place.

Angelique Kerber falls to Ekaterina Makarova at 2017 French Open
I have to find myself again and try to forget the clay season as soon as possible, and reset for the grass season again. It was the second successive first round exit at Roland Garros for world No. 1 Kerber, the reigning US Open champion.

Melania, Barron Move Into White House
WWD reported in February that Melania hired interior designer Tham Kannalikham to help make the White House feel more like home. The First Lady appeared delighted by the move, tweeting a picture looking out across the White House lawn, marking the occasion.

Israel Calls For End Of UN Palestinian Refugee Agency
Hamas has denied building the Maghazi tunnel, whose discovery drew condemnation from both UNRWA and Israel. UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness said the agency's future could not be decided unilaterally.