An Australia-Malaysia flight faced an emergency incident when a disruptive passenger caused its return to Sydney, creating a ripple effect of flight cancellations and delays at Sydney Airport. Malaysia Airlines flight MH122, en route from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur with 199 passengers and 12 crew members, was forced to return after more than three hours due to the disruptive behavior of a single passenger.
The incident led to the cancellation and delay of several domestic flights at Australia’s busiest airport. The airline confirmed that the decision to return was made to prioritize the safety of everyone on board.
Nine News reports suggested a passenger on board the Airbus A330 had threatened to detonate an explosive device he was carrying in a backpack. Further investigation by the crew revealed that there were no explosives in the backpack.
The Australian Federal Police classified the situation as an “emergency incident”. The person responsible, a 45-year-old man, was arrested without resistance. The passengers were finally released from the plane three hours after landing.
The arrested man, whose identity was not released, is expected to face charges as authorities continue their investigation. The specific crime was not specified by the police.
Malaysia Airlines expressed gratitude to the authorities for their quick response and to the passengers for maintaining their composure during the ordeal. The airline assured affected passengers that they would be accommodated on the next available flights.
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