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Monday, 11 May 2015
Drunk passenger causes panic on Malaysia Airlines flight!
A Malaysian Airlines plane had to turn back after drunken man caused disruption on-board a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo.
A Malaysian Airlines flight was forced to circle the Straits of
Malacca for two hours because a passenger became intoxicated and started
harassing the crew, said a report from the New Straits Times.
The plane’s erratic movements sparked alarm on social media as users
began to fear another disaster for the airline which suffered two major
aviation tragedies last year.
Flight MH179 took off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Colombo but was
forced to return to “ensure safety and comfort of those onboard,” said
Malaysia Airlines in a statement.
“The intoxicated passenger started harassing Malaysia Airlines’ crew
shortly after the flight was airborne. Due to his big body size other
guests had to assist the crew to restrain the passenger,” it stated.
Flightradar24 also tweeted that the plane was returning after dumping
fuel for two hours in the Straits of Malacca to reduce the weight of
the plane before landing. For a while, #MH179 was trending on Twitter as
people anxiously waited for further news.
The unruly passenger has been handed over to the authorities and the flag carrier has not commented further.