A passenger who caused a hijack scare on a flight from Australia to Indonesia has been arrested at Bali airport, officials say.
There are incorrect reports that a Virgin Australia aircraft was hijacked on route to Denpasar. The aircraft in question has landed safely— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) April 25, 2014
Virgin Australia said a passenger had been handcuffed by crew on the Boeing 737 after acting aggressively.
The flight from Brisbane was boarded by Indonesian troops on landing after reports that it had been hijacked.
Virgin blamed confusion around the incident on a "miscommunication" and said the passenger had been drunk.
This is the flight path for the hijacked Virgin Australia flight VA41. Standing on ground at Denpasar/Bali now. pic.twitter.com/gWivgM0iIZ— Flightradar24.com (@flightradar24) April 25, 2014
"This is no hijacking, this is a miscommunication," Heru Sudjatmiko, a Virgin Australia official said.
"What happened was there was a drunk person... too much alcohol consumption caused him to act aggressively."
An Indonesian air force spokesman said all passengers were unharmed and were being taken off the aircraft.
Virgin Australia Airlines, formerly Virgin Blue Airlines, is Australia's second-largest airline.