Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne after passenger tries to enter cockpit

Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne after passenger tries to enter cockpitBy A. Ananthalakshmi and James Regan KUALA LUMPUR/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Passengers and crew on a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur tackled a fellow passenger who attempted to enter the cockpit shouting he had a bomb, authorities and witnesses said on Thursday. The 25-year-old man, a Sri Lankan national, was tied up with seatbelts and the flight diverted back to Melbourne following the incident shortly after takeoff late on Wednesday. Arif Chaudhery, a passenger on board MH128, told Reuters that about 30 minutes into the flight a male passenger attacked a female member of the cabin crew who screamed for help.



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