An intoxicated man on a Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane to Bali caused more than the normal in-flight ruckus Friday, triggering a hijacking alert for the plane with 137 passengers on board.
Bloomberg reports 28-year-old Matt Christopher Lockley alarmed the cabin crew as he attempted to enter the plane's cockpit an hour before landing. Indonesian authorities interpreted the kerfuffle as a hijacking, though Lockley never breached the door and was restrained by staff. He was later cuffed and had his blood tested for alcohol and drug use, while the plane landed an hour later than planned in Bali. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Ngurah Rai airport was closed for several hours because of the alert, and nine planes were diverted to land elsewhere in Indonesia.
So far, no one knows for sure what the Billabong-clad Aussie was thinking as he banged on the cockpit door.