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Old 25th Apr 2014, 08:24
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Virgin Australia Flight hijacked

Coming through now. Reports BNE-DPS flight hijacked and forced to land in Bali.

Hope all ok with pax and crew, if true
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 08:26
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ABC picked up the story . . . . .
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 08:33
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VOZ65 maybe, SYD - DPS has turned now tracking towards DN
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 08:48
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Seems to be a drunk pax has tried to enter the cockpit. VA are now saying not a hijacking situation.
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 08:48
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Drunk passenger tried to enter cockpit
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 08:49
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Oh well a couple of years in kerobakan will sort out any issues the pax might have.

Might add more as a side effect
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 09:02
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Drunk passenger tried to enter cockpit
At the risk of being 'flamed'. I ask

1. Does Virgin Australia have a 'responsible service of alcohol' policy?

2. Do Virgin Australia cabin crew regularly patrol the cabin to check that the punters are behaving and not consuming any duty free purchases?

If the flight originated from Brisvegas, the drunk punter must have gotten himself into that condition while en route to Bali. I hear on the ABC conflicting reports: one about a drunk, the other about a sick pax. How will Virgin spin out of this incident that has closed an international airport?

Is this a matter if reap what you sow?
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 09:10
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At the risk of being 'flamed'. I ask
1. Does Virgin Australia have a 'responsible service of alcohol' policy?

2. Do Virgin Australia cabin crew regularly patrol the cabin to check that the punters are behaving and not consuming any duty free purchases?
1. No they don't. They serve the pax as much alcohol as they can handle and have competitions on who they can get the most drunk. They take bets too. If you win, you get your face painted by one of the cabin crew. Thats why there's so many drunk unruly passengers that make the news all the time on Virgin.

2. No they don't. They get pi$$ed with the punters. Its a complete free for all.

3. Your a complete pillock and only marginally more creditable than GT. Do you work at "Australia's only Boeing 777 simulator" as well?

Consider yourself flamed....
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 09:16
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 09:49
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I do like however the way the VA "official" said "there was no threat to the passengers safety". (source Nine MSN).

The fact that a drunken imbecile may have attempted to wreak havoc in the flight deck meant of course there would have been a threat to everyone's safety! just say it as it is.

Bloody PR, Spin Doctor oxygen thief.
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 09:51
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forced to land in Bali...
Isn't that the destination the aircraft was going anyway?
Awesome reporting
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 10:36
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Admirable attempts to hose down the situation girls, but there are a couple of issues outstanding;

- FR24's display had the flight squawking 7500 - was this artistic licence or fact?
- who overreacted, the Indons (5 trucks worth of excitable gun toting types and closing the airport) or the crew?
- note to VA PR, a drunk pax stirring shyte on a flight isn't a medical emergency (as stated in their first statements to the media) and saying so only makes it look as though you're hiding something.

The only upside of this debacle is that young fella me lad is going to have plenty of time to reflect on his idiocy in a less than salubrious environment.
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 10:56
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who overreacted, the Indons (5 trucks worth of excitable gun toting types and closing the airport) or the crew?
This might help you guess!

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Old 25th Apr 2014, 10:59
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Originally Posted by Just N Cider
Isn't that the destination the aircraft was going anyway?
Awesome reporting
The first of a worrying new breed of hijacker, taking over the aircraft without gaining access to the flight deck and demanding to be flown to their intended destination in an on-time manner.
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 11:06
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-JLS-,troubling indeed.
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 13:12
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So when's this going to become all about Qantas?
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 13:21
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Bogan.

The benefit is a net increase in the IQ of both Australia and Indonesia with his tranfer to the Indon Judicial system
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 14:29
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So when's this going to become all about Qantas?
It can't be about QANTAS. We don't fly anywhere anymore

Oh wait a minute. Did I just make it about QANTAS?
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 16:06
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So you think the Indonesians overreacted? Wait until November when the combined efforts of Fedpol, Qpol and the ADF swing into top gear for the G20. The debacle that was CHOGM will pale into insignificance.
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Old 25th Apr 2014, 17:47
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